Sarah's Quilt

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I'm going to backtrack a little since I've never blogged about anything I've made so far. I made this quilt for Sarah. I don't exactly remember when I first started it, but I know I ordered the fabrics from fabric.com in late November 2011. I finished it a few days before she was born. She turned two a few weeks ago, on Feb 3. It's crazy to think how fast that happens. 

Sarah, when she was a month old.

Sarah, when she was a month old.

On her 2nd birthday.

On her 2nd birthday.

I've made four quilts so far, all in baby size and this is my second one. I lost all the pictures that I took of my first quilt when my hard drive decided to crash two years ago.  I hadn't done any backups for pictures that I had taken six months prior to that. That includes Sarah's newborn images. Lesson learned - the hard way! Not to mention, I didn't take any pictures of the third quilt because I was rushing to finish it. I ended up just giving it away. So no blogging on those two. 

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I used a baby quilt tutorial from Oh, Fransson! I love the fact that it has a clean look, and it was simple enough for me to make. The finished quilt in the tutorial measures 33" x 40". I made mine slightly bigger measuring approximately 35" x 48". 

Front view.

Front view.

The backing.

The backing.

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These quilting lines are a mix of 1/4" and 1/2" apart. Most of them are pretty crooked, and the stitches are not even. There were also a few stitches puckering here and there, but after being washed, they are not that obvious anymore. Some were so bad that I had to rip them out and re-quilt again. There is also a V shaped texture in the quilt that might have resulted from my attempt to sew in both directions. Just thinking about it now makes me cringe. I did the quilting pretty late at night, and I just wanted to finish it quickly. Another reason for these problems could have been that I used the all purpose presser foot, along with the fact that I did sew in a hasty manner. Despite all that, I did learn a few tricks about quilting, and I am sure will incorporate some of these tips in my next quilt.

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After two years with a lot of washing in between, this quilt is still intact. Yay!

NOTE:

  • Type: Quilt
  • Pattern: Oh, Fransson!
  • Measurement: 35" x 48"
  • Date Started:  Dec 2011
  • Date Completed: Jan 28 2012
  • Skills: Cutting, Piecing, Quilting, Binding
  • Fabric:
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1. Taza Tarika Neutral by Dena Designs Free Spirit  2. Promenade Dots Yellow/White by Riley Blake Design 3. Urban Sunrise "Little Florine" by Lotta Jansdotter Windham 4. Taza Color Stripe Yellow by Dena Designs Free Spirit  5. Kona Cotton White by Robert Kaufman 6. Kumari Garden Tarika Blue by Dena Designs Free Spririt  7. Floral Blue from Jo-Ann Fabrics  8. Taza Tarika Yellow by Dena Designs Free Spirit  9. Solid Light Grey Own Fabric Stash