Thursday, August 15, 2013

Creation of a Quilt

Remember, on the third Thursday of {almost} every month, my Sis-in-law, Tash, writes about her recent crafty adventures. Take it away, Tash!

Hello again everybody!  Once again I have holed myself up in my sewing room to create another baby quilt.  This quilt is for a special little baby named Jack.  He was born extremely premature and everyone who knows him knows that he is a little miracle baby.

His mom Steph and I went to high school, and middle school, and elementary school together... we even attended the same college.  Basically we've been friends for as long as we can remember.  When I found out she was pregnant I jumped on the chance to sew her a baby quilt.

I started by pulling out all of my scraps.  Aren't they pretty?  After sewing a quilt any decent sized scrap is saved.  When I need inspiration I pull out my bag-o-scraps.  This time I decided to use them instead of buying new fabric.  Now don't get me wrong I would buy all kinds of fabric and be a very happy hoarder, but sometimes you need to save a buck.

Once the front was completed it was time to go shopping.  As much as I wanted to say that I didn't buy new fabric, I didn't own anything that did the front justice.  Many quilters have told me that the back doesn't need to match the front, because it's the back.  Supposedly the back is not to be seen.  Maybe I'm just crazy, but I like it when the back is pretty too.  :)

Since Jack is so tiny I made him a smaller quilt than I've been making lately.  I was afraid he would get lost in a bigger one!  Despite it's size it took me forever to make.  The block design is one I've never tried before, triangles are so simple in theory, in reality they're not.  Then I quilted every single white triangle.  To finish the time consuming labor I bound it by hand.

Yes it was a lot of extra work for such a small quilt.  Even after all the finger pricks and hours of stitching, I wouldn't change a thing.  Making Jack's quilt was worth every minute.  ;)

See ya!


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