Ta Da Baby Quilt!

October 1, 2008

Ta da! Here is the almost finished baby quilt I’ve been working on. I finished free motion quilting the quilt last night (and boy am I sore today!). Free motion quilting means that instead of sewing in straight lines you move the fabric in organic, rolling lines. I’ve never done free motion quilting before and was really proud of myself for figuring it out. I just have to bind it and in the mail it goes to C. I think my favorite part is the strips of her father and her husband’s dress shirts bound into the backing. PS This is the quilt that inspired it all. Alissa was so nice and answered lots of my silly quilting questions. She has a great sewing blog with lots of great projects.

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Kate F October 1, 2008 at 11:44 am

WOW, color me impressed. It looks amazing; what a treasure.

Amy October 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

That is so gorgeous! You’re making me want to branch out from knitting…

Alissa October 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm

It came out GREAT!! Isn’t free motion the BEST?!? It always makes an already pretty quilt top even prettier! Love love love this quilt!

Nancy October 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm

So special. Makes me emotional.

M October 1, 2008 at 1:46 pm

This is too gorgeous…. And can you imagine what it’ll look like after 10 years of being wrapped around, curled up in, and shared? Even more beautiful.

decor fellow October 1, 2008 at 1:52 pm

OMG- lovely. Im sure it will be greatly appreciated.

kristen - gock's frocks October 1, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Wow! that is stunning – I may need to take up quilting!

stephanie October 1, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Oh, this is so lovely, Abbey!

These kind of gifts mean the most – I’m sure it will be a treasured thing for that baby. (And I wished I lived nearby so I could cadge sewing lessons.)

tara October 1, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Dude that’s gorgeous. Now that I’m expecting (yikes!) I want one too!!!!

Raina October 1, 2008 at 3:43 pm

You are an amazing talent and friend. So beautiful!

please sir October 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Oh wow – congrats – it looks really good – you should be so proud!

joanna goddard October 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

oh my goodness, abbey! you are soooo amazing!!!!

Abbey October 2, 2008 at 10:13 am

Thanks ladies! I’m really pleased with how it turned out!

little house on Green October 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Your quilt is stunning, what talent!

Caroline October 3, 2008 at 8:27 am

Wow – look at that! That is so gorgeous Abbey, I love it! Well done with the freehand quilting, i’d like to do that too. You did a marvellous job of it. What a lovely present :) x

Allie October 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm

this is amazing!

Rebekah October 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm

this is gorgeous! love your quilting

Glad Doggett October 3, 2008 at 6:13 pm

All day, I’ve been thinking of creative ways to express myself. My grandmother and mother quilt (both self taught) but I never picked it the art.

But lately, I’ve been thinking it is time to take a quiliting class. I happened on your site (coinsidence or providence?) and have now decided that I am definitely learning to quilt.

Thanks for being an inspiration!!!

chiara October 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm

it’s beautiful!

seleta October 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Get out, you made that?!?! I’m so impressed!!!! I love your pattern, your color, all of it!

You are one talented diva.

Margie Wouters October 4, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I love the quilt, I live in Ireland and the colours remind me of here in autumn (fall) inspirational!

Anna October 4, 2008 at 5:07 pm

That is amazing, you are really talented

camilla October 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I can’t believe I’m just posting now. This is so beautiful. You are SO talented — and daring to take on such a big project. AND, perhaps best of all, you are an amazing, generous friend.

Margaret October 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm

The quilt is just beautiful. I love the texture with the free motion quilting.

Chris October 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Thank you for doing the beautiful quilt.

Tim October 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Small wonder that the Mistress of Design would come up with something so beautiful. Beautiful and interesting. I’ve never seen anything like it. Of course, I don’t move in the same art/design/New York sophisticate circles. It really is neat.

kristina@lovelymorning October 6, 2008 at 3:30 pm

wow. that is amazing.

Kelly October 9, 2008 at 8:39 am

What an accomplishment! It’s darling and beyond impressive! Just incredible work.

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Ugg Boots Best Shop December 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

I’m going back to my hometown to spend some with my family!and I have a lot of studying to do this weekend!

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