Monday, July 13, 2009

Can I get an Amen?

It's done! It's finally done!! The the baby quilt for baby Teage is done! Now, I can go into labor!!

This is my very first quilt! I really didn't have any help from anyone. Just a lot of tutorials on many different blogs about how to baste, quilt (which I didn't do, just tied it off with some yarn), and how to make and add binding to the quilt. It's far from perfect (in fact, I need to go back and stitch a few places that look like it's not going to hold, but that can wait a while. I'm done with this sucker!) but I like it. My hubby likes it, my daughter likes it (she was still up when I finished it and said it was beautiful), so I hope that the baby will like it.

For the back, it's just the green gingham you see. As well as the binding. I got it from Joann Fabric Store. I had to piece it together to make it fit, but I like the mismatch on the back.

The top is made from scraps from my attempt of creating my own business selling nursing covers, burp cloths and diaper changing pads. I really like how it turned out. And it feels so good. Going from cotton to flannel on the front for the different blocks. And the yarn is only tied on the 4 patch block.

All in all, I'm pleased with it, and trying not to be OCD about it not being perfect. That's going to be the hardest part for me. But tomorrow, I'm packing up my little area in our living room that is my "sewing studio". It's time for some major packing in order to get ready for our move in two weeks. I'm excited to move, but a little sad that I won't be doing anything crafty for that long. I had planned on making a few more things for some friends, but just didn't have the time, or energy to do all that I wanted to do.

But the quilt is done, and now there is nothing "holding" me back from having this baby! He can come tomorrow!! (oh please, please come tomorrow!)


  1. I prefer to tie quilts instead of sewing them (to hold the front and back together), especially since it is much more time consuming to sew stitches!

    I can't tell from the photo, but did you tie bows with the yarn? Just make sure that there is a square knot in it, otherwise the ties will come out in the wash.

    Otherwise, it looks really good -- especially considering it is your first and you did it without help! Congrats, Sara.

  2. Wow, good job! That looks amazing, I can't believe it's your first quilt. You're definitely a natural!

  3. this quilt is really sweet...what a special little treasure for your new baby

  4. This is so cute! The pattern and colors go brilliantly together. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog; keep up the great work, we look forward to seeing more from you in the future.