Beloved Baby Quilt

I quilt for attention.  There, I said it.  I love to make, but I love to give more.  I want the person who receives what I make to truly love it and know how much I adore them because of the time I put into making them something with my time and hands.  That is a very selfish sentiment, but there it is.

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I made this baby quilt for someone who I knew would love it and appreciate it.  What I didn’t expect was that her mom would also write me the sweetest thank you note.  It was fantastic.

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This was a time-intensive pattern.  I don’t remember exactly, but I think it was 124 1/2-square triangles.  That is a lot for me.  But I love the effect using V & Co’s Color Theory line.

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I did crosshatch quilting mimicking the braid in the middle and I backed and bound in more fabric from the line.  The neutral is Tim Holtz Dictionary fabric.  For the bazillionth time.

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All this blogging is making me want to quilt… 🙂  More later as I catch up on the projects I have been working on…

Kittens! And Hello…

So nothing really since May.  How dissapointing.  My life has gotten pretty good.  Work is crazy, crazy, crazy busy.  But I have a job I like.  What a difference that makes.  I would love some more down time, for sure.  But there are worse things.  Lots of down time and a soul-sucking job.  Very little down time and a soul-sucking job.  So on the balance, not too bad.

Enough about that, QUILTS!  I have not been sewing enough.  My goal is to finish three quilts this weekend, that would give me lots to write about.  So, onward.

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These little kitten faces are part of a quilt I made for a charity quilt auction for the local humane society.  I used Oh Frannson!’s pattern (with her permission).  I loved making the kittens because it was all straight-forward piecing, easy square triangles.

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I backed the quilt with a fun mix tape pattern – to round out the 80s color scheme/feel.  And I used a black/white stripe binding.

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I did free-motion matchstick quilting.  Really, truly loved the texture it gave the quilt – although I am not sure how to do it without distorting/pulling the fabric.

The quilt sold for a decent amount at the auction.  So yay!  🙂