After looking at many beautiful quilts over the last few days, I have decided to enter Roman's quilt in a Blogger Quilt Festival! I hope I do this correctly! Some of you have already heard about this here so sorry to bore you :) But you really should go check out the other quilts in the Quilt Festival. Very good stuff, I tell ya!
I made this quilt for my good friends Reed and Bridget's first baby. They moved far far away right before she got pregnant, so after she had decided on what to do in the nursery, I had her send me the names of her paints that she was going to use. I went to Home Depot and picked up the free paint samples in those colors and took a trip to the fabric store. I had a hard time finding fabric to match the paint samples, but I did find what I needed in the fat quarter section and some on bolts. But of course the fabric on the bolts all had barely a yard left. That is how my luck goes, folks!
This quilt was hand appliqued over a few months at baseball games, in the car on road trips, and red lights. Yes, at red lights. I used the freezer paper method. This is the extent of my applique capabilities too. Circles=easy. If you want to learn, start with circles. Anyway, then I pieced all my blocks on the sewing machine. I hand quilted a spiral over each circle block. And yes I am jealous of all of you that quilt on your machine. I tried it a few times and it was a disaster. Maybe Santa can bring me a machine that I can do that on. Hint, hint. Lastly, I made my own binding and put it on by hand too!
So how long did it take me?
How am I supposed to know? I was watching baseball and sewing at red lights! I'm not really sure the size of it either because I didn't think to measure it before I mailed it. But it is a generous baby size. I don't do well with really small baby quilts. I want them to get really used with all the work I put into them! Okay, I just looked back through my posts and I posted about the fabric in February and took the pictures in May. So, there you go. 3 months, take or give a little.
And I photograph like I machine quilt. Sorry. This is the best I could do!
Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!