Saturday, June 25, 2011

That ultrasound had better be right!


Finally, I get to make a mess! Well, really, it's a quilt. 
It's a baby quilt for my new grand niece.  She's due any day now.

It's sewn together on the sewing machine.
Then I quilted it together by hand with embroidery thread. 
This is the back side.  I love the digital effect.

In process
The front is linen.

I used a floral skirt and beige pants.  The beige pants were actually really nice but had a pleated front - such a shame.  The stripes are from a pair of XL capri pants.  Another monstrosity taken off the street.  You're welcome.

The backing is a really soft flannel.
I sewed around the inside of each square with different colored thread.


I wish I had only used dark colors but I'm not unhappy with it over all.
It's the quickest quilt I've ever made.  I made the whole thing in less than a week.  I'd love to see it after it's been washed a few times.  I think (and hope) it will age really nicely.






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8 Comments:

At June 25, 2011 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Lynch Family said...

It is beautiful! When I first read the post title I thought the quilt was a print of the ultrasound!

 
At June 26, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger chemicalika said...

Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful! What a lovely gift.

 
At June 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM , Blogger verdemama said...

Very lovely. I aspire to one day hand-sew a quilt, many, many years from now, and I love the combination of the different re-purposed linens.

 
At June 26, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Thanks all. It was really fun to make a messy thing again. The ultrasound comment was running through my head the whole time because it's soooooooooo pink.

 
At June 27, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Yarn Dependent Me said...

It looks so comfy...I wants.

 
At June 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger mkonieczki said...

AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA. Well, if the ultrasound is incorrect, at least Mom will have a new blanket!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Keren Duchan said...

I love this quilt and I love your hand-quilting stitches. I tried hand quilting and other than getting many tiny holes in my fingers, I was not happy with the result on the back side of the quilt... Maybe I should try larger stitches with embroidery floss like you did.

 
At October 6, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Blogger laabeth said...

Beautiful quilt and I love how the stitching looks on the back!

 

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