by tracyleeJanuary 31st, 2009 | Posted in quilting, sewing | 3 Comments »
Since it is the last day of the month, I can still consider this project my January project! I wanted to get a quick post up with my latest sewing fun. I have a friend having a baby in April, and my older sister is having twins in June, so I have some baby projects to work on. I bought this fabric last Sunday at Intown Quilters in Decatur, GA. The shop is full of wonderful fabrics, well organized, and the staff is very helpful. I always end up leaving with some treasures.
The first three fabrics I am using in a baby quilt, and you can see the start of it below. I am hoping to have the top finished this weekend, and then I need to pick the backing fabric and work out plans for the machine quilting.
I have made a number of baby quilts over the years, and I have never actually finished one before the baby was born – let alone make it to the shower with one (same can be said for wedding quilts). I hope to break that pattern with this one! The pattern is from Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend Quilter (which seems to be my standard pattern book these days) and is called Interlocking Stars. Okay… back to my quilt, I have ten more rows to put together!
Update: The top is finished! I know… I am just as shocked. I haven’t decided yet if I want to add a border to pull everything together, but the major piecing of the top is complete! I think seeing all of the progress Carrie has been making on her cakes (aren’t they the coolest?) has helped motivate me. I won’t be posting a photo here until the quilt is complete and has been passed along to the new mom so I don’t spoil the surprise any more than I already have. Happy February!
Update 2: The quilt is finished!