Monday, November 1, 2010

Lauren's quilt

This year I'm participating in Amy's Quilt Festival for the first time and I'm submitting the very first quilt I ever made.  The quilt that started it all!

A year and a half year ago I walked into a fabric store on a whim and came across a piece of fabric with whimsical trees on it that I fell in love with.  The fabric inspired me to pick out three other coordinating fabrics and I bought quarter yards of each.  I honestly had no idea what I wanted to make with them.  I didn't even like sewing at the time.

When I decided I wanted to try to make a small patchwork quilt, my mom's friend Joy came in town to help me get started.  Before she got here, I decided to cut up the squares.  Not the brightest idea since I had no idea how to do it.  I used a tiny square ruler and cutting mat I had gotten for Christmas a couple years before.  Now that I look back, it is crazy that I cut my fabric one square at a time! 

With Joy's expertise help, I learned how to quilt and quickly sewed up a twin size quilt top for Lauren.  When I put the top in a box along with the batting and binding fabric, I had intentions to mail it off to be quilted by a professional.  Since Lauren was only a baby, I wasn't in a huge hurry.  A year later, the quilt top was still sitting in a box in my closet when Eric's grandparents gave us their gorgeous full size bed to use in Lauren's room.  Thankfully, I had never sent the quilt off to be quilted and I could add to it and make it into a full size! 

Well, it is finally done and I am really happy with how it turned out.

Lauren seems to like it too.

I love the Amy Butler Wallflower fabric on the back.

Next up... a giant I Spy quilt for our family picnics!


Mindy said...

Beautiful!! All- quilt, girl, and pics!

erica said...

It's beautiful. The front, the back, the quilting, everything, just beautiful. Lauren looks really cute in the pics, too.

Shannan Riemer said...

A masterpiece! I love love love it.

Kimberly said...

It is beautiful...and I love Lauren's pic tails! So cute!

Jennifer said...

Oh Lisa, it is wonderful!!!

baukje said...

A real girly quilt, lovely.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Very pretty! Love the color combinations (much better than my first quilt!!). ha ha! the handwritten label is just so sweet.

BJ said...

Pretty quilt. Very sweet. It amazes me how we can take a few lovely fabrics and make something even more beautiful with a very simple pattern. Lovely quilt. Nice work.

Andi said...

A beautiful quilt for a super cute kid!!!

Christine said...

So pretty! Beautiful fabrics for the front and back!


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