Dec 3, 2009

Woohoo! I finally finished Parker's quilt! Over the holiday weekend, his Grandma and Great-grandma helped me tie the quilt. This step isn't complicated but it is time consuming. With their help the work went fairly quickly. So, I made up the binding on Monday and have been working on getting it attached the rest of the week. I usually don't care for hand sewing, but with the sudden temperature drop it seemed particularly appropriate to be working with my hands, with a cozy quilt on my lap. During Parker's morning nap I finished it up! Yay! Here it is in all it's iPhone camera glory:

Love it! And here is the fabric I chose for the back:

I know it isn't the most boyish quilt ever, but I figure I'll be spending the next several years crafting with superhero, racecar, and sports fabrics - so I'm using my taste in fabrics while I can! The best part is almost everyone in Parker's immediate family helped in some way on making the quilt - what fun!

On a side note: If you are at all interested in using this quilt kit, I'd really recommend measuring everything our before you cut. I found several errors in the pattern, including how much fabric was included. I wouldn't recommend this pattern for beginners, not because it is hard but because of the errors and bad directions. Experienced quilters will be able to see the problems and improvise. It's a pity because the fabric is gorgeous and the design is wonderful. Just use with caution!


The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Oh, this quilt is SO you! Love the fabrics you chose, and I'm sure Parker won't mind the lack of race cars :)

elizabethcarroll said...

Oh it's so cute! I love it!

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