Monday, October 25, 2010

My first baby quilt

I spent the weekend sewing! I have a new grand daughter coming to world soon and wanted to make her something special, so I attempted probably something a little over my head, but what the hell! We have this great fabric store in my neighborhood called Bolt  ( they have a nice blog too). They have such an impressive selection of modern fabrics and notions and we are so lucky to have them just up the block.

The pattern for the backing of my quilt was even made by a local artist and its called, "Larualhurst Street" after one of the neighborhoods in Portland. I wish I knew her name....

Anyway, I think I did a pretty good job, until I got to the satin trim...ugh! That was difficult sewing for me, it kept bunching and the sew line didn't come out particularly straight! ha ha. I am such a perfectionist I tried at least 9 times, that means ripping seams undone each time! Finally my husband convinced me that this was sewn from my heart and homemade, and my first attempt and that the baby wouldn't notice. So I let go and mended where needed and called it quits...for today. I still need to embroider the top, some scares me after it's all done to do, what if I really screw it up?!

Here it is, I love the bright colors...and the houses :)

1 comment:

  1. OMG, that was a lot of work! She is going to lub it! - Felicia


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