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February 6, 2008

Sara’s Quilt

Filed under: crafty gifts,quilting — by michellew @ 4:36 pm

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My good friend Sara just had a baby boy and I made this quilt for him.  I made it out of baby flannel so its super soft.  The quilt is a little less than 40 inches square.  The fabric has little owls on it, some with mama and baby owls together.  I love it!  I found the fabric at JoAnn Fabrics in Lexington, KY over Christmas.  Oh how I wish we had a JoAnn’s close by here.  The selection is amazing compared to Hancocks. 

I wanted to try some more complicated pieceing for this quilt and I had fun doing it.  I cut out tons of little triangles, and learned a lot about piecing them together.  I used this free pattern to make it, I definitely needed to follow a pattern for a design that was this complicated.  I used Joelle Hoverson’s book and Denise Schmidt’s book a ton for tips and help in the quilting process.  I’m so glad I got these books.  I know I’ll use them a lot in the future. 

Making this quilt was a lot of fun, and made me realize that I’d really like to take a quilting class sometime in the next year.  I’ve heard of a store over by the Rave that has classes, maybe I’ll look them up.  I’ve also been thinking about making some cute things to sell.  But for now I have so many new babies to make cute things for, so esty will have to wait.  But maybe someday?

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3 Comments »

  1. Very cute! I have this great quilt book called Quilt in a Day that Barb S. gave me where you actually just rip the fabric into strips and sew it all with the sewing machine. I’ve made many baby quilts using that book. Great for gifts.

    Comment by Erin — February 6, 2008 @ 7:06 pm |Reply

  2. great job! that is adorable!

    Comment by Lora — February 7, 2008 @ 10:22 am |Reply

  3. […] while still being able to make a handmade gift… I posted it on my blog… I’ve made two quilts since that I posted about as well. I’ve had a lot of fun doing these for […]

    Pingback by Create & Celebrate (some more!) | Sew Mama Sew — March 7, 2017 @ 3:14 pm |Reply


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