Monday, February 09, 2009

Quilt #2 and baby shower present

After I finished my first quilt, I was quickly inspired to get started on #2. And somewhere in the middle of the whole quilting process, I abandoned the project, folding it into my craft room closet. About a week or so ago, I decided I couldn't take any more mocking from the folded up fabric and decided to finish it. I'm not sure what took me so long. Although, since it took me about 2 years to finish the first one, 6 months is an improvement. I even took my inaugural post call nap underneath today.

I quilted it in circles, to contrast with all the lines and squares in the design of the quilt. And I tried a "self-binding" quilt, where my backing fabric was cut larger and then folded over to make the binding. This worked fairly well, but as usual, my slightly wonky sewing created some issues.



Here it is on the back on my couch. I really like the colors and how it matches our living room.



And here is my latest baby shower project - to be given away tomorrow. I got the onesie idea from a cute etsy store when I was looking for how to make a onesie with monkeys. I was excited about how it turned out. Hopefully the as-yet-name-unknown boy will get some good use out of it!

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3 comments:

Pam said...

Great quilt! Nice work. And I like the monkeys!

The Scooper said...

You are a domestic goddess. I am so jealous. I have no sewing skills.

j... said...

oh i can't tell you how fabulous it is to see someone in residency that has time for CREATIVITY :) great job!