Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Quilt in progress

I'm so excited. My older brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first child in May. I've started a baby quilt as a gift. It's a string quilt set in a diamond pattern. I used all fabrics from my stash. I'm so glad to use up all my brights! I even have enough fabric for the back in my stash. Stash busting, yea! (Although it hardly makes a dent. Still every little bit helps.) I still need to make more blocks and sew the top together - I took a break when my son was home from college over the holidays. I lost my sewing room as it reverted back to his bedroom. Now that he is back at school I can set up my machine and get going again. I thought you might like to see the progress. I've got a March 1 deadline to get the top done as it then gets sent out to be machine quilted. Sounds like enough time, but I'm notorious for 1/2 finishing quilting projects. This is a baby quilt - not a toddler quilt!


  1. Ahh its SO pretty I want to quilt SO bad.

    Im actually snowed in my house right now.
    it might just be the perfect day to start!


  2. Wow, so many bright colors! Being an aunt is so much fun! = )

  3. Brianna: enjoy your snow day! It's snowing here right now and everything looks so pretty. Quilting is fun, I really enjoy designing things. The sewing gets a bit tedious for me though.

    Caroline: I can't wait to be an Aunt! I'm so excited.

    Thanks for reading!

  4. This is awesome! Please tell me you took how-to pics. I'd love to see how you made this!

  5. Amy - Thanks! I didn't think to take pictures while making it. I still have some more blocks to do so I'll try to take pictures and put together a quick instruction.