Ta Da Baby Quilt!

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.

36 thoughts on “Ta Da Baby Quilt!

  1. Alissa

    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!

  2. M

    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.

  3. stephanie

    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.)

  4. Caroline

    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

  5. Glad Doggett

    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!!!

  6. Margie Wouters

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

  7. camilla

    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.

  8. Tim

    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.

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