#4

I finished my fourth quilt yesterday!
It is for a friend I have never met in real life.
But somehow she found my blog...
and we have since discovered that we went to the same college.
(YAY for Radford University)
And that our husbands work for the same company.
And that our husbands KNOW each other...have worked together, etc.
How crazy is that?
I promised her a baby gift before her newest little baby turned one...I am proud to say I am a good 8 months or so ahead of schedule. :)
And even though it is just a bitty little thing...perfect sized for the stroller or car seat...I am pleased that I did all of it myself...quilting, binding and all.

The hardest part about "quilting" a quilt on a regular sewing machine is getting the stitches to flow...you want them to be "winding country road" like and not "learning how to drive a stick shift" like. The latter will just ruin the whole quilt.
And with that I am ready for my next quilt...it's due by April...and it won't be this small.

I better get on that.

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22 comments:

Amy Bell said...

that quilt is BEAUTIFUL....very impressive, little lady. xoxo

Bethany said...

That quilt is DARLING!! I want it!! Totally wish I could sew! You did a great job! What a lucky friend!

Dawn said...

Your baby quilt is adorable! What a wonderful friend you are, and how lucky she is to have you for a friend! :)

Jessica said...

awesome awesome awesome!! I LOVE IT! and i was wondering how quilting it yourself went ... i am SO AFRAID to try it myself. i wouldn't want to ruin so much work! did you try it on something smaller first or did you just go for it? congrats!!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Awesome quilt! love it. That's on my bucket list of sewing projects.

Miss G said...

i love the colors of this quilt. Similar to what I am thinking for my little one on the way. :) Kelly

Millie said...

Hi Crystal,
If your sewing machine is a Husky, Viking sells a special quilting foot. I have it for my Husky (Rose) and it makes quilting go a lot smoother and a lot easier. Basically there isn't a foot holding down the fabric (just kind of a small circle) which allows for easy manipulation of the fabric in any direction.

Isn't quilting addicting? I force myself to do all my chores on the weekend and reward myself with a couple of hours of sewing and quilting. Your quilt is adorable. I recognize some of the fabrics. Great bright bold colors! I need to go to bed now but I am tempted to take out my machine and sew again tonight.

Millie

Big Yellow Dog said...

It's gorgeous! I love the blues with splashes of oranges and reds.

Marie said...

great job! i love the boy fabrics..my next goal is to actually quilt my own quilt too...i sent my last one off to the pros. :)

gabbyfek said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh
those fabrics!
that quilt!
i LOVE it!
xo.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That is more than adorable!

Is it not so cool that blogs have made the world so much smaller and widened our circle of friends?!?!?!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

very sweet quilt. Love it!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

very cute sweet quilt. Love it!

Cheryl G. said...

I love the bright colors!

Melanie said...

Amazing! I have finished 4 quilts and they aren't nearly as cool as this one. I love it!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

You do great work...nice colors, too!
Cindy at Lakewood

Jingle said...

This looks fantastic!!!

Sandra said...

What a great baby gift and special becuase it was homemade! Thanks for sharing...come say hi sometime.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Love the colors and prints you used. Very very cute.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

It's just too cute. You have a new follower - and I don't sew a stitch. Actually, I paint murals for nurseries & kids rooms and love the bright colors you used. I think I need to paint some brighter things!

tales from an oc cottage said...

It's so fun!

m ^..^

Leisha said...

What pattern did you use for this? I love it.

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