I Made a Quilt! Sort of.

15 Dec

Number 15 on my 30 b4 Thirty was to “Make a quilt”. This year I planned to make at least one handmade gift for the girls for Christmas. So for Delilah I made a quilt. We went to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving. I try to have a least one project to complete when I go back home. I don’t own a sewing machine, so most of my projects there consist of sewing. Also, my mom knows her way around a sewing machine so I try to learn as much as I can from her while I’m there. I had never made a quilt so this was definitely a learning experience. I learned that making quilts is pretty darn hard and not something I think I want to delve into deeper. So this may be my first and last quilt. It’s not even your typical quilt. That’s why I thought it would be a good first quilt for me. I got the plans here.

I bought the fluffy batting.  That’s probably the main reason this was so difficult.  All the lines I stitched kept puckering.  So I had to remove the stitches and start over.  I use the term “I” very loosely in this post, my mother was a HUGE help throughout.  I totally have respect for all the quilters out there.

One side pink, the other side yellow.

The edging is a paisley design.

As hard as this was, I LOVE the end result.  I’ve shown much restraint from getting this out and wrapping Delilah up in it.  But it’s for her Christmas present and I will hold strong.  But can’t you just imagine how sweet she will look sleeping with this fluffy quilt?

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4 Responses to “I Made a Quilt! Sort of.”

  1. Phyllis Walls December 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    That’s very pretty, Amy. I’m sure that it will be a favorite of Delilah’s, You feel about quilts about the way I do; THAT IS A LOT OF WORK!! And, congratulations on finishing another one of your “bucket list” items. Russ and I both wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

    • Amy Parnell December 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

      Thank you Phyllis! Merry Christmas to you and Russ as well!

  2. brenda December 16, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    She will look so sweet sleeping under this quilt! I still struggle with each quilt I make, just like the first one! The corners are my downfall!

  3. Mel December 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Well, for not “knowing what you were doing…” You did a super great job. It’s very pretty. That’s one craft I’ve never tackled.

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