Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dan and Sara's Baby Quilt is Done!

I finally finished Dan and Sara’s baby quilt and I’m sending it to it’s new home. I met Dan through my wonderful and amazing fiancé. And when Dan met Sara we were so glad to have her join our group of friends. Even more than that, it was so good to see Dan happy!


Last Summer Dan and Sara got married on a hilltop in Malibu. It was a gorgeous setting and such a fun party! The best part of their wedding was probably the Maid of Honor’s toast. Sara had kept the very first voicemail she ever received from Dan and the Maid of Honor played it for everyone. It was a riot.


Not soon after their honeymoon Dan and Sara discovered that they were pregnant. It was quick but they thought it might take a while to get pregnant so they were elated. And Now Dan and Sara are ready to welcome a baby girl into their lives. She could arrive any day now! So I made this quilt for her, and them. Sara is like me, and decidedly “not a pink girl” (even though I do often wear hot pink streaks in my hair!) so I went for green. Yes, green is my favorite color, but I love green for a baby quilt. It’s neutral, it’s calming, it’s earthy. I did slip some hot pink in there since they are having a girl.


I “stitched in the ditch” when I was quilting and I attempted to use a contrasting hot pink thread in the bobbin but the tension was off on my machine and the hot pink started peeking through the quilt top. Since I was on a time crunch I ripped out the stitches and replaced the pink bobbin with the green.


I tried something a little different with the binding. I saw this great scrappy binding tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts and tried it. I love how it turned out! I will definitely use this technique again. Really, it’s not much different than making regular binding, there are just more seams and pieces to put together.


I am packaging up the quilt today and sending it home from Texas tomorrow! One less thing for me to pack and I need as much space in my luggage as I can get. I swear, when I left on this business trip my bag only weighed 47 lbs. and somehow I picked up another 5 lbs. in San Francisco! Yikes! I need to drop 2 lbs here in Houston somehow.

1 comment:

  1. A very cute baby quilt. I did see this on the parade of quilts. Lots of great talent including you. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving such a kind comment.