Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I've been steadily working away on the baby quilt that I'm making for a friend—the small size means that it was the perfect thing to keep me busy on our weekend road trip—and I thought I'd share some of my progress.
After finishing my last quilt, which was rather intensively hand stitched, I've decided to go easy on myself this time around—which means I'm not stitching every line on the fabric design. That is making this process much speedier and I'm already over halfway done with the quilting.
When my sister saw this quilt in progress, she commented that out of all of the quilts I've made, it's the least "baby" looking. I agree, but the person I'm making it for is a pretty stylish lady, so I wanted to be sure that I made her something that fits in with her aesthetic. Plus, I figure that bright colors are good for babies and once the kid is old enough to not want to lay around on a quilt, it can turn into a wall hanging. Two for the price of one I say!
For those of you who are intimidated by hand stitching, please see my totally not uniform stitches above. I like to think that since it's handmade, it's not supposed to look perfect. In fact, that's sort of the point.
P.S. Thank you all for the bday wishes yesterday!