My First Quilt

I made a baby quilt!  It’s a gift for my first niece or nephew – not sure which yet, it’s going to be a surprise!  So I had to keep this project a secret until I got it mailed off to the parents-to-be.

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I’ve never had a lot of interest in quilting, and this project confirmed that quilting and I aren’t going to be friends.  I’m glad I made this, but I’m fairly confident that it will be my last one. To be honest, I found the whole process to be a bit boring and tedious at the same time.  I couldn’t wait to be done with it, and that usually isn’t how I feel when I sew.

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Anyway, it turned out to be a cute quilt, and I hope it will be useful for the new baby.  I went with gender neutral colors, and I really like the “forest friends” fabric. Although the orange squares are a bit brighter than I’d intended. (But bright colors are good for babies, right?)

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The backing is a green striped fabric. I bound the quilt by machine so that it will hold up well in the wash.

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And I signed and dated it, which is how my great grandmother finished her quilts.

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I also knitted a couple of baby hats.

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The first one turned out kind of tall (or cone head shaped).
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Since I was worried it wouldn’t fit, I made a second one that is shorter and rounder.
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Hopefully one of them will work.

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So that’s it for baby projects.  Now it’s time to go back to garment construction!

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7 thoughts on “My First Quilt

  1. I think the quilt looks great! I’ve never had much desire to make one as they just look like so much work.

    Your fabric choice is perfect too. I love the woodland animals theme 🙂

  2. Sweet! Love that woodland animals fabric!

    I think about this some times: there are some things we like to sew, and other things we don’t (I’m the same way). But why? Sewing is sewing really! One of life’s great mysteries, I guess!

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