Wednesday, September 16, 2009

finally



Davis's quilt is finally finished!! I have to tell you that this was a tuff one to get through. I don't know if my machine has realized that it isn't a quilting machine, or if I am just lacking patience...but whatever it is, we struggled!! I haven't ever made so many mistakes on one project before, from fabric pinching to crooked lines, which meant it took way longer to finish.
I did try something new though, I attached my edging to the front first instead of the back. I always sew my edging by machine, and every time I think the back looks better than the front. I have to admit that I am pleased with the way it turned out.
All in all, I am just happy to be moving on, and that my son loves it. He is all rapped up (even though it is currently 80 degrees outside) and very content. His words of comfort to me as I explained to him all the mistakes "Mama, perfection isn't what is important, the fact that you made it for me is what matters". I love children, so forgiving.

This second quilt is actually quite old, but one of my favorites. I made it using some of my daughters baby clothes, scraps, and a few patterns I just couldn't resist. I loved the way the patterns flowed together so much that I decided to tie off instead of quilt. I usually don't like to do that, but in this case I think it added to the simple sweetness of the quilt. The blocks that are opposite of the string blocks were inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Aneela at comfortstitching. I just love her stuff and find her to be such a great source of insperation.

My daughter enjoys pulling through the house and into the car, and hopefully it will last long enough that her daughter will one day do the same.

4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic quilt! Lovely work.

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  2. Love, love, LOVE your daughter's quilt! I followed your link over from the post on Flickr (Fresh Modern Quilts). It's a great picture, but I would LOVE to see more of it. Hint, hint....

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  3. Oh I love your stuff!!!! Thank you for the reference to my blog, I do feel ever so honoured!! I can see you inspiring quite a lot of people yourself!!!!
    Like Joan above I would to see more piccies of your quilts!!!!! Good luck with your blog I'm off to check out your flickr photo's now!

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  4. Hi!

    I found you on Flickr and wanted to drop by your blog to tell you that I LOVE your work - your colour use is divine :D I just wanted to add too that I always sew my binding to the front of the quilt by machine, then I hand-stitch it to the back. I was taught like this, and works best in my experience. Keep up the lovely work, and I can't wait to see more.

    Karen xx

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