Monday, January 24, 2011

As promised: quilt pics

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It’s been a long time coming, but here are the promised pictures of the whole cloth quilts I made for Daniel and Sara Lynn this past Christmas. I really enjoyed the entire process of making my first quilts, even if there was no actual piecing involved. I have to say, I was feeling much better this time last month, and I am ever so glad I took advantage of those days to give my little loves something mama-made. It feels so right.

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Here’s a close-up of the quilting. I chose to do a grid pattern on Daniel’s quilt and straight lines for Sara Lynn’s quilt. I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. I just adore the puckered, antique look. It’s exactly what I was going for. And I’m happy to report they were very well received.

9 comments:

The Mac's House said...

Gorgeous! You did a great job on them.

I can't wait to dive into a couple of sewing projects after opening up a storage box and finding fabric in there that I had forgotten I had. woohoo!

:)
Teri

MAYBELLINE said...

Beautiful work.
Hope you're feeling much, much better.

Sue said...

they are lovely Melissa. I'm sure they will be well loved in years to come.

I hope you are feeling better.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Melissa!
What beautiful quilts...you did a wonderful job and I love the quilting. I bet the kids loved their presents and are glad to have them this time of year. What a wonderful keepsake for each of them. I hope today is a good one for you...enjoy your day.
Maura :)

Berit said...

These are beautiful! I wish I were confident enough to try it! :)

Do you need a long-arm machine or will a regular one do? What are the finished dimensions on these?

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Teri, I looove finding forgotten fabric! Happy Sewing!

Maybelline, this is a better week. I appreciate the well wishes!

Sue, I'm counting on it.

Maura, thanks for stopping by. I am feeling a bit better. Thanks!

Berit, I say go for it! You could soooo do it. (Says she who waited 3 years before working up the nerve to try it.) It wasn't nearly as bad as I imagined.

Diane@Peaceful Acres Farm said...

Melissa, you did a lovely job! I'm sure your little ones will treasure them for years.

Karen Sue said...

Just hopped over here from somewhere else and I can't even remember where! I've added you and hope to take time to go back to the beginning and read it all. That's the way I like to get to know bloggy people.
Wonderin' what kind of machine you have for quilting...I have a Singer that's probably 15-25 years old, but no walking foot. Sometimes wonder if I should just invest in another machine that does that, but don't want to spend a fortune on it either. Mine works fine for everything else I do on it.
I like your quilts and it's so cold here, I've got them layered on my bed and even when I'm watching TV
Can't wait to get to know you

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Karen Sue, I'm so glad that you stopped by! I love so sew and I'm just getting started with quilting. I have a Kenmore sewing machine without a long arm. I just purchased a walking foot and it works beautifully. I probably won't be able to quilt a King-size quilt without a long-arm, but that's okay with me. You should give a walking foot a try! : )