Friday, May 7, 2010

Sew & Tell: Make Life Baby Quilt Is Finished!!!


Holy smokes, a quilt started and finished in eight days! Granted, it was a very small quilt, but I am so impressed with myself for finishing something in a relatively short time frame. You have no idea. That never happens.

The binding for this baby was nearly the death of me. I must have just been missing my sewing mojo this week because I struggled with the binding and then with piecing block 5 in the jelly roll quilt-along.

Here are a few shots of the finished binding, pre-wash.


Those mitered corners are a little less than stellar.


After the quilt came out of the dryer. It's amazing how much washing really does hide so many of my free-motion mistakes.



Despite a request to gift this quilt (sorry Megan, but I will make you one just like it when you have a baby), I'll be keeping this for baby #3 (that's not an announcement...just thinking ahead). I like how it turned out way too much to part with it. Maybe once I have more finished quilts under my belt I'll be able to make quilts and then give them away. Someday...someday.


If you're interested in participating in Sew & Tell Fridays too, visit Amylouwho's blog and link up your projects with the rest of ours.

15 comments:

Dayna said...

Sometimes it's freeing to just say, "It's OK for me to keep this one." :-) It's really beautiful. May the Lord bless you with Baby #3 to receive it!

Lauren said...

So cute! I love the colors.

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely quilt! Mitered binding...I'm impressed. I don't miter mine, but really like the way yours looks. Something to ponder.

Oh, and yes, I love the effect washing has on a quilt. Hides many imperfections. However, if there are any imperfections in that quilt, I don't see them.

Nana J said...

I love the choice of fabrics and patterns you made. It is a darling quilt.

Catherine said...

Yes this is a lovely baby quilt and can see why you wanted to keep it and that's OK. Isn't it great the way washing and drying a quilt hides the imperfections.

Sew It UP! said...

Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's ok to keep a few when I'm so used to given them away. It's a wonderful finish for the week. Love the way the quilting came out.

Mary said...

This is so cute! I absolutely love Make Life . . . I'm hoarding a little stash and can't bring myself to cut into it :-)

Kristen said...

This a great baby quilt. Nice color combination. And under a week?!

That's Ok! I make a lot of smaller things that people like just as much! My quilts take forever.

The Tripp Family said...

love that make life fabric! great job on the fast finish!!

KQuiltyBee said...

Congrats on the great & quick finish--good to keep some for yourself. Some of us forget to do that.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I love Make Life! You did a great job on this quilt:)

Leslie said...

this is so pretty i love the fabrics

traceyjay said...

I do have an idea!

Looks great and nice work. :)

kristie said...

that's gorgeous! i wouldn't give it away either ;-)

Aunt Spicy said...

you totally should keep it, its fabulous!

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