December 14, 2011

Sneak peek(s)!

I'm getting closer each night to finishing the binding on Baby Wren's quilt. Sadly the shower for her mommy at work got canceled due to an emergency appendix removal (bummer). So I'm just trying to finish it now to bring to the hospital for baby.

I've also just gotten back my quilt from Janet's Quilting Bee where I let them quilt my creation from class, if you've been following my progress on Facebook, this is my (almost) finished product. I'll tackle the binding after Christmas.

Here are the pictures!

Finished quilt top. I AM IN LOVE.
Finished quilted back, notice that cute little guy, bottom left. ;)
I did this little applique of the wren on my own, it looks neater now though.

ALMOST done with all of the binding, this was 2 nights ago,
so I've only got 1/2 of a side left now.
My quilt from class at Janet's.

December 7, 2011

Project: Quilt the Baby Quilt

Oh hi, followers! After taking a vacation over Thanksgiving (Cozumel in November is fabulous) and finishing up my 8-week quilting class at the local quilting shop, I'm back to my crafting ways just in time to make Christmas gifts!

First on my plate is to complete Erinn's baby quilt. The mystery is solved, Baby Wren Louise made her grand entrance on the day after Thanksgiving and she is quite the beauty. I have no doubt she will love my heartfelt creation, and her mother is one that I know will appreciate it. I surrendered my quilt top from class to the skilled hands of the ladies with the long arm and that quilt will be quilted professionally before Christmas. But for Baby Wren's quilt, I knew the design I wanted to quilt would be able to be done by my cheapo Singer Simple (looking at getting a new machine from my parents for Christmas).

So without further ado, here are some progress shots of how the quilting is coming. I've done more since these photos were taken, but so far I'm very proud of myself. It's looking MUCH better than the futile attempt I made a few years ago, someday I'll get around to showing off that piece of work...

Back of the quilt

Front of the quilt

I am so in love with this project, I almost don't want to give it away, especially considering I've literally put my blood, sweat, and tears into it. Quilting is definitely a labor of love!

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