Tuesday, March 8, 2011

reach for the sunshine quilt

I haven't died . . . and I haven't had my baby, yet.  (Just over 2 weeks left.)  I told you I have gotten into a non-crafting funk, so the posting would be sparse--turns out, I really meant that posting would be almost non-existent.

I'm very excited about this craft, though.  One of my friends is having her first baby girl after three little boys, so I was very excited to make this little quilt for her.

I've had the pattern from You Can Make This for a while, but hadn't had the time, energy, or opportunity to make it, yet.  Now that I've made it, let me tell you, JesseKate Designs made it super easy!!

I think this little guy is just adorable.

This was my first attempt at embroidery, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out, although I now understand the importance of an embroidery loop.

I planned a lot more time for this project than I needed, so I decided to hand quilt it.  I love the look of a hand quilted blanket!

I'm pleased to report that my sweet husband didn't want me to give it away at first because he thinks it's the cutest baby quilt I've made yet, and wanted to keep it for our baby (which we still don't know the gender on, by the way,) just in case it's a girl.

It really was quicker and easier than it looks, and I promised to make another one after the baby, if he really wants . . . and finally I was able to pry it from his hands.

Obviously, this quilt would look adorable in blues and greens for a boy, or yellows and oranges for a gender-neutral look.  I can't wait to make it again!


Vivian said...

That did turn out awesome! I love it. And that is so sweet about the hubby being attached!

(here comes the sister tease)

Side note: if you knew about embroidery, you would know it's called an embroidery hoop, not loop! :o) Of course, I'm one to talk. I'm going to have 12 and 13 year old girls teach me how to embroider tonight!

Veronica said...

That's hilarious that E cares enough that you keep it. Cody wouldn't give a rip! It is adorable and I think you SHOULD keep it because you probably won't have time to ever make another one! I can't believe you made that!

Veronica said...

PS- that must be for Amy :)