Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Emma's quilt is finished!

Hey, remember this? Probably not, but I certainly do. Some time ago, my sister-in-law and I started working on this quilt for this baby.

Her mother is a good friend of mine and I really wanted to throw her a big and beautiful baby shower like she did for me, but Emma was born three months after we moved to Missouri so I settled on making her a baby quilt. My first quilt ever. The top went together in no time thanks to my sister-in-law Jen- the real hold-up came next when I realized that hand-quilting is not for me. So over the course of the next THREE AND A HALF YEARS (!) I hand-quilted each of the patchwork squares. I can't believe it took me that long. Then a few weeks ago, I machine quilted lines through all of the sashing, attached the binding and finally stuffed the quilt in a package en route to "baby" Emma, who now looks like this.

Sigh. I wonder if I'll ever send a gift on time. Here's what the quilt looks like:


Erin said...

It is BEAUTIFUL, Katherine! really, it inspires me. It is so pretty. Way to stick with it. I want to do one just like it. Too bad you aren't around the corner anymore so now i can't pick your brain about how to do it! But you can still inspire me when you a million (or so) miles away. :) I love it!

Megan said...

Katherine that is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors.

Jessica said...

looks great! hand quilting is for the pioneers...or my grandma. As kids she'd train us to quilt, warning us not to make Frankenstein stitches.