Thursday, September 22, 2011

My First Quilt

While I was away trudging through real life, I found some time to complete my first quilt! When a dear friend announced that she was pregnant with baby number 2 after eight years of trying, and at the age of 42, I knew that I wanted to gift her with something handmade. After completing the quilt, with LOTS of help from my local quilt expert, Mel, I decided to make a few burp cloths to match. I was REALLY happy with how it turned out!

I used a quilt pattern, recommended by Mel, that I found over at Sew Mama Sew. I chose modern fabrics in pinks, blue and brown. The thing that I enjoy(ed) most about the quilting process if the coordination of fabrics. The only thing that I may have changed was the intensity of the brown squares, as they seem to be a little overpowering. But, perfection is not what I was after, so I was okay. Just wanted to send her something that she knew was made with love :)

Have a great day!

6 comments:

Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute!!!

Handmade Mama said...

Thank ya Mel for the compliment and for being a constant source of inspiration :)

CandCFamily said...

Love it!

Handmade Mama said...

Thanks Carly! It was a lot of work but definitely a labor of love!

Brandi said...

Well look at you! you did a beautiful job! your first time, no, really...
i love the colors and the fabric you chose! you should be proud of yourself. well done!!!

Handmade Mama said...

Brandi, thank you so much for stopping by along with your sweet and funny compliment! I am quite proud of the quilt ***pounding chest***! Off to check out the goodies on your site!

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