My Adventures in Quilting: {Part 3--The Big Reveal!}


It's DONE!!!  Did you hear me jumping up and down and squealing when I made the last stitch???  Okay, okay, so I wasn't exactly jumping with joy because of my sprained ankle, but I was most definitely squealing!

Not sure that any project of mine has ever been as gratifying as finishing this quilt!  It was a fun and exciting process, (you can read more about it here and here) yet also incredibly frustrating and tedious. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to just throw it out the window and quit! But I learned so much, and I really love to learn.  Trying new things is always an adventure!  

I will be the first to tell you that this quilt is not even close to perfect, even though I did my very best.  Yet, I love it for all it's quirkiness and imperfection...somehow it's still everything I hoped it would be.  (And can I just say how in awe I am of all you "real" quilters out there??  Um, wow, I don't know how you do it...you are amazing!)


{quilt back}


My first quilt, made just for this little miracle within.  

So happy that it's ready for her.

Now onto my next project....dreaming of sweet newborn snuggles. {smile}


Was there a special "something" you made for your babies?  And for you quilters out there....how did your first quilt turn out?

Linking up to Made by You Monday, Creative Itch, Ladybug Blessings


  1. Your quilt is so cute! Congratulations on finishing it! I crocheted some baby blankets for my girls when they were born. My mother in law made each one a quilt, as well, and my girls (now 18 & 19) still love them. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. You did a beautiful job!

    I am not a quilter, but I know how special that baby quilt can be. My grandmother started to make a quilt when she was pregnant with my dad, but never finished it. When she found out she was going to be a grandma (me being the expected grand-baby) she wanted to finish the quilt. But it still didn't get done. So when I announced that I was expecting (her 1st great-grandchild), she figured she really needed to get that quilt done. And she did! So we have some precious pictures of my dad and my firstborn on "his" baby quilt. : )

    P.S. So sorry about your ankle -- hope you have a speedy recovery!

  3. It is really beautiful and will be a treasure!!! My grandmother made all three of mine their baby blankets and they are definitely something precious to me!!
    Can't wait to see your new little one with her beautiful keepsake.

  4. it is beautiful!! Love the colors and the back is pretty too!

    I have a quilt half finished (I won't tell you how many years ago I started it :( Let's just say I was a newlywed! ;) Hoping to get it back out this next year and finish it. I really enjoy it when I have time to do it! :)

    Are you going to to use it in the crib?

  5. You know you are really bad, don't you? With that title I thought for sure the "big reveal" was going to be baby's name! =P Congratulations on finishing the quilt...can't wait to see _ _ _ _ all snuggled up in it! =) Hope your ankle feels all better soon!


  6. I love the colors! I long ago left behind "baby colors" and just use whatever looks fun, which is usually bright colors. They usually lay on them when they are awake more than sleeping anyway, so stimulation by color is great. I really like your binding and the back is a great fabric!

  7. My quilts do not turn out perfectly, but I love them anyway. Yours is absolutely beautiful, what a treasure to have for your baby girl.

  8. Laine, you should see MY first quilt. First off, I picked one of the hardest patterns around. Since I am basically self-taught, I did not know that. I planned to make a bed-sized quilt, but after one block of complete frustration (because I picked hard-to-sew fabrics) I made a one-block wall hanging instead. Unfortunately, the design hardly is noticeable because most of my fabrics blended into the background fabric. Except for the ones that didn't that just scream out at you. It was horrible, but I saved it to remind myself of where I started. I also backed it with a sheet, which has such a high thread density that it's very difficult to quilt through. I'd like to think I've come a long way since then, but everyone that quilts has a FIRST quilt. I think I'll put its story on my blog soon...just for laughs and to inspire others.


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