Saturday, January 19, 2008

My quilt


Here is the quilt Mom and I worked on over Christmas. I've taken it off the frame and brought it home with me but I haven't worked on it since. There's a lot of quilting to be done as we didn't quite quilt all around on the outside row of squares. The nine patch squares I am just "stitching in the ditch" which means I stitch in the seams, which outlines each square nicely. The blue squares I am quilting a butterfly on:



The pink squares have a flower:



I already have another quilt top made, one for a baby boy, but I still need to piece the border and sew it on. Then I've been cutting the pieces for a second baby boy quilt (same fabrics as the first, different pattern). Well, actually, I haven't cut any pieces in months. And I have enough fabric (no kidding) to make a third baby boy quilt using yet another pattern. The one that has the top done is just all nine patch blocks. The fabrics I used are SO cute! The one I've been cutting out is for a pinwheel pattern. The one I have yet to do anything on will be a tile block quilt. Which will have a lot of sewing, but I think it will be really cute. I started the first one (which, when I bought the fabric I thought it would only make one quilt) for my brother Scott's baby, who is now one year old. I don't think I'll get it done for the baby Dan and his wife are having either. So Andy and Angela, I guess that means one of you has to have a kid for me to have someone to give these quilts to (I guess each of you needs to have a boy and Dan or Scott need another one). Well, anyway, I guess I can always donate them to charity or something if for some miraculous reason people in this family start having girls.


5 comments:

  1. Nice quilt. How long did it take to finish it?
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  2. I haven't finished the quilt, only quilted a small part of the outside part.

    Did you get much snow in Orem?

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  3. The flowers & butterflies are beautiful! And I'm sure very time consuming, way to keep at it!

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  4. When are we going to work on the quilt some more? It will be so nice to have.

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  5. It will probably be March before I work on the quilt any. Just because I have other projects I'm working on, like this alphabet baby quilt you saw me working on last night.

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