Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby quilt finish

Um, yeah, remember that quilt top I made way back in March? Guess what? It only took seven months to make it into a finished quilt!




My friend had a baby shower last week (luckily she's having a girl) and it was just the motivation I needed to finish it up. My plan for closely-spaced straight line quilting seemed less awesome when it was in fact taking me all of forever to quilt it. I decided that the lines would ebb and flow between close together (1/4 inch) and further apart (2 inches). I think it turned out very nice like that, but then I saw crazymomquilt's big quilt that was done entirely with the close-together straight lines and I immediately wished I'd had the patience to keep going with the 1/4 inch spacing. I'm such a quilting baby.

the back
I love quilts. I love thinking about them and looking at them and planning them and even making them. I don't know why it takes me so long.

6 comments:

Laura said...

Oh Lori It is beautiful!!! Quilts are my favorite. Nothing feels as nice as a quilt.

Me thinks that you should make more!!!

Jessica said...

Oh. my. goodness. What a masterpiece. The fabrics you chose look great together. And all those LINES! I don't know if I would have the selflessness to give away something that required so much time and effort.

I think I'd be selfish and keep it.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!

Yo Mamma said...

Lori, you just keep one-upping yourself! What next? I love this quilt. It is beautiful. I, too, love everything about quilts. Love it!

joelb said...

great work.

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

Oh, Lori, it's absolutely beautiful! I'm so proud of you. Do I get to see it in person?