It’s official. Baby Page is allowed to come whenever he or she wants to, because I finished the baby quilt! It only took me three days from start to finish, and I didn’t even go crazy! That’s more than I can say about the last quilt I made in three days, although I had NO idea what I was doing that time. (Note to any would-be quilters out there: give yourself at least a week to finish your first!)
The quilt and I had a photo shoot this morning so I could show it off to you, dear readers. Here goes:
Here she is, in all her glory! I followed a tutorial from Moda’s Bake Shop, with a few minor tweaks here and there. I couldn’t locate any Moda charm packs called for in the tutorial, and my favorite little quilt shop in Goodlettsville was closed the day I wanted to start (and by golly, I wanted to start this quilt on MONDAY! I didn’t have time to wait ’til TUESDAY!), so I just went to JoAnn’s for fabric. JoAnn’s is sort of like the Walmart of craft stores. I have champagne tastes when it comes to fabric, so it was a little disappointing to work with lesser quality materials, but I think it turned out well overall. Also, it’s probably going to get pooped on, so…
Those little triangles bordering the pinwheels are called prairie points. They’re sewn down securely and look perfect for a gummy teething session, don’t you think?
It’s backed with this high-contrast graphic pattern and bound with a polka dotted pale yellow fabric.
Glamour shot on the crib!
Well, that’s about all I have to say about the baby quilt. Time to go put away my sewing machine and vacuum up all the thread on the floor!