Thursday, April 21, 2011

After you have all your squares ready, lay them out on the floor. You'd think that you could just randomly sew squares together for a "crazy quilt" like this, but I spent quite a few minutes moving squares around, breaking up the pink with other colors, trying to alternate the "logo & large picture" squares with the "plain or small pattern" squares, and I had a definite spot for each of the name squares (I put the ones from close relatives and friends in the middle, bottom & side that will show once it's on the bed. Squares from people Maya doesn't know as well went all the way at the top (often this part of the quilt is folded over, so these squares don't always show) and the side of the quilt that is tucked in against the wall when it's on the bed. Anyway, spend some time laying it'll be glad you did.

I'm not going to go into a detailed description of how to sew together a quilt (if you're reading a craft blog, I'm going to assume a basic level of sewing competence here...if not, there are plenty of websites that will walk you through the process.)
I did machine quilt this tw
in-sized comforter. It's a challenge, but not impossible. It involves folding or rolling up the side that's smushed between the machine and the needle, and making sure you never have more than half the comforter on that side of the machine. It's a pain, yes, but it's more of a pain to quilt it by hand. Amen to that.

Slap a blanket binding around the border and you're good to go.

Can't wait for next week!

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Gina said...

Are you trying to top my t-shirt quilt post?? Cuz you did.

Nicole said...

Aw...thanks. I think I have an unfair advantage though, because everyone knows it's hard to compete with cute baby stuff.

Pong and Brenda said...

Wonderful, amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing! You are an awesome mom! Blessings and have so much fun seeing her discover the gift! :)

Mom said...

This is going to be a wonderful gift and keepsake for Maya. She'll treasure it for many years.

Natalie said...

She will LOVE it. What a great keepsake.