Hi there. Hope you're doing well. I am...I finished my first quilt. Ever. Finished it. Really. So remember when the Loonies gathered in Canada this past June and I went ca-razy in the fabric stores up there? One of the things I bought was a kit with all of the supplies necessary to create this baby quilt. The fabrics use designs from Cloud 9 and they're made from organic cotton. So soft!
I really had no idea what I was doing as I put this together...I had my Janome Hello Kitty sewing machine in front of me and my laptop open to Google and went for it. My youngest sister (the mom of the twins) is expecting her third child right before Thanksgiving and I wanted to make a keepsake for the new baby. I channeled my inner Regan (she is the queen of rag quilts!) and dove in.
I actually broke out in a sweat as I cut the squares. That fear of failure creeps in at the oddest moments, no? Anyhow, once I got the top layer assembled all I had to do was quilt it onto the flannel and then bind the edges. I went with machine quilting vs hand quilting so that it would be more durable.
The finished size is something like 42"x44". That's my sister holding it up while standing on my mom's porch. Yes, over seven months pregnant and she still has skinny ankles. In fact, she still has skinny everything except for the beach ball she's smuggling under non-maternity tops. Anyone else thinking the same nasty comments that I am right now? Pfft. Anyhow, there you have it. I made a quilt. Thanks so much for stopping by:)
Until next time...M
ps. I'm so glad to have great friends. You guys are awesome.