Friday, April 18, 2008

quilting for the first time






Phoebe has been in a bassinet at the foot of our bed pretty much since birth. We figured it would be much easier than having her in the room with her brother. Way to much travel for me with midnight feedings. She has been pretty good about how often she nurses and she is outgrowing her first bed quickly. So, I've been planning her move for a month or two and came to the part where she was going to need some proper bedding. I took out Sam's old crib set and took some bits apart and covered some others. I used a simple patchwork pattern and came up with this. Pretty easy considering there were all just straight seams. I really enjoy finished products, but I usually end up fighting my sewing machine. Knitting is probably my craft of choice. You never need to check the tension on your needles. Or re-thread them.

I just watched Giada make this. Now I have to make it.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the colors! It's beautiful!

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  2. Nice work! Love the prints.

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  3. grace, this is so beautiful! xo

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  4. I love the fabric squares! I agree, knitting is my craft of choice as well, but quilting is might fine too.
    (Since xanga died I moved to knittybutton.wordpress.com ) and by the way, Phoebe is beautiful.

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  5. That's beautiful! I have a bumper pad pattern I need to get busy on for our little one.

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  6. nice.
    i'm trying to make one for her too. but man, takes so much time!!

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  7. Man, you are so creative. I'd love one ounce of it!

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  8. gorgeous quilt!!

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