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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grace's REALLY finished!

So three...THREE years ago I started this quilt for Grace.  This is honestly the very first thing I ever sewed.  So it's kind of special to me.  ;)   I finished piecing the top together back in January of 2010...just 3 weeks from my due date.

But I even spent months before that....going back and forth over which fabric to use...and then the cutting of the fabric...and then making of lots of mistakes!

So after finishing the quilt top...I just needed to quilt it.  Easy enough?

Well- I was (am still) very intimidated by doing things that I'm not quite sure how to do.  And when I am intimidated or overwhelmed....I procrastinate.  And while I did quite a bit of reading on was still new.  Heck- I was still very very new to sewing.  I hadn't even really mastered sewing a straight line.  :)

So fast forward a few weeks ago...I was getting ready to visit my friend Jamie....and was trying to figure out what I wanted to bring to sew after the kids were in bed.  I had the great idea of starting a new quilt.  ;)  Then quickly started feeling guilty...and decided instead of starting something new- I'd go ahead and finish the multiple unfinished projects I have.  ;)

And this was one of them.  Last week I finished the quilting...and sent it home with my great Aunt Pauline to do the binding (so thankful!  I had originally wanted to make this quilt completely on my own start to finish...but I'm fine with just 98%!)

 And it is finally done!!  And I can't tell you how happy I am!

 And this gal is pretty happy too!

Don't look too close!  haha

 It's a crib size...but even should be good for her for a while.


Sherri said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!?
I can't believe this is your first sewing project!
It's amazing!
I want to learn to sew...but I am super duper intimidated!
I need to have courage...and just start a project! :)
You should be very proud!

Kristin said...

So cute!! Glad you are finished with it! Such a great memory for Grace to have!!

Chance said...

Yay! Congrats on your first quilt!!! You did an amazing job! The sense of joy and pride at the end of a finished project is what keeps me sewing. I love everything about it! I love your colors and your backing fabric and how your binding is such a fun pop of color!

Viv said...

It's beautiful! Grace will have this keepsake forever!


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