Tuesday, August 7

Quilty things

The Wild Things quilt top is finished! My friend, Gwen, came over today and we got the border put together. UPS should be delivering the batting tomorrow. And the first of the quilting helpers will be coming on Friday.

I don't know if I had mentioned this here, but this quilt is for an adorable 12 month old, the son of a local mama-friend, who has recently been diagnosed with a condition that will have him spending way more than his fair share of time at hospitals throughout his childhood. Hopefully having something familiar to cart along will bring him comfort.

It's a group project even though I sort of commandeered the applique section. It wasn't intentional though. We had brainstormed such an awesome idea that I could totally see it in my head. But since I had never done any applique work before I was sort of figuring it out as I went along. I couldn't think of a way to show others how to do what I wasn't sure I could do. I'm so grateful my friends were patient with me while I figured it out.

I'm excited at the very thought of having a series of old-fashioned quilting bees! That way everyone will get a chance to stitch a little love into it.

strawberry quilt

I also started a smaller quilt (21.5" square) yesterday. It went together super fast. I have already started quilting it, if you can believe that! This one is a prize donation for July's weight loss challenge at Amitymama.

I've had this in my head for a while and feel such relief that it's finally out of my brain! Am I the only one who gets bogged down by all the ideas cluttering the mind?

Oh, by the way, I intend to write up the pattern for this one to share very soon!


Donna said...

Wonderful quilt!

I get so bogged down, and then I finally finish everything and have a few days where I sort of wander around thinking, shouldn't I be working on something? But I don't have any new ideas. And then a bunch hit me at the same time and I am right back at the bogged down part. Which I think sometimes I rather enjoy.

Sarah and Jack said...

The wild things are AWESOME. I'll be over at noon so you can teach me how to make it! (wink)

Anonymous said...

OH MY! That is the cutest quilt ever! Great Job! I just made my first doll quilt and am gathering fabric to make a patchwork for my 3 year old son. I've been wondering about batting, what do you use?

Knot Garden said...

Both those quilts are awesome, I especially love the strawberry one with all those reds. Great work.

Niki said...

Can't wait for the pattern. Cute quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

That Wild Things quilt turned out great. And, for not applique-ing before, you did a fabulous job. Love it!

Dannielle said...

Amy, I'm definitely no expert, but I really like cotton batting. I've been using either Hobbs Heirloom or Warm&Natural.

Sonnja said...

Wonderful quilt!
Kind Regards,


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Melissa Garrett said...

I love it! I love it! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I wish I had some quilty friends!!! That Wild Things quilt is just amazing!