I’ve been wanting to try my hand at quilting.
But honestly I was scared too.
Until I stumbled upon this quilt along here.
I was too late to join in, way to late. But I still knew I wanted to try it.
It didn’t look so complicated, or scary after all.
When Tommy’s sister announced she was pregnant, I knew it was time to give it a shot.
Baby quilts are small.
I figured it best I start small.
I gave you a sneak peak here.
And here was the final result!
I’m pleased with the results.
Okay, that’s a lie.
I’m really pleased.
It wasn’t as scary as I thought it was going to be.
Originally, I had planned to make the topper and send it off to be quilted, but when I researched the cost and considered it, I decided to give it a try myself.
Boy, am I glad I decided to start small.
It took about 3 hours for me to free motion quilt a 33″x44″ quilt.
The rest, making the topper and hand sewing the binding, took and additional 6 or so hours.
The backing ended being a vintage sheet of my grandparents.
And in my rush to get it out, I forgot to get better pictures.
I need to work on that.
I have enough squares to make another one, this exact size.
Since it has many of my favorite fabrics in it, I plan on making one for myself.
Just a little lap quilt.
If you would like to make one yourself, Dana’s tutorial is here. Just start at the bottom and work your way up.