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Friday, February 5, 2010

30 Minutes A Day & OPAM

One of my daughters friends asked her if I would consider making a baby quilt for a gift.
I am not a professional but I said yes.
I had so much fun doing this for her.
This is after I quilted it on my machine before I squared it up.
I used masking tape to try to keep my lines straight.
They are not perfect but Granny says there is no such thing as a perfect quilt.

This is showing the back after I did the quilting before the binding was on.
I worked on this 30 minutes here and there and finished it today.

I did the binding with some fleece that is white with blue stars on it.
I added the lace to just to jazz it up some.
I wish it showed the binding better but it still looks pretty good.

This is a close up view of the corner.

I thought it turned out pretty cute.
You can see more of the binding on the back of it.
I really appreciate Marandas friend having the confidence in me to do this for her.
I am proud of it.
I went and delivered it to her today.
Maranda said that she loved it.
I loved doing it. It was so much fun.
Thank you Kathy!!!

22 comments:

martha - caknitter said...

Oh my gosh, Valerie, the quilt is so cute and came out perfect! I may just have to contract you to make one for me...to gift to a friend having a baby shower in March. If you're up to it, will ya?? :-)

Susannah said...

Hello Val, that is an adoreable baby quilt. It looks all soft and cuddly.. and you did a great job on the quilting and the binding. You are making me think I should be in my sewing room more than I am!

Thanks for being an inspiration.

Susannah

Maria said...

It is a very cute quilt Valerie.

Michelle said...

Congratulatons, and good for you!

Alice Grace said...

Very cute! You have inspired me, too!

Mildred said...

What a sweet treasure for that baby. Awesome job Valerie.

Darla said...

Dang near perfect to me!! I love it.

Amelia said...

Val, you sewed so much love into that baby quilt how could anyone not feel great about it.

Enjoy the weekend!

Patty said...

Valerie, you did a great job. The quilt came out perfect!I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come.

Screen Door said...

Darling piece. Tons of love in it. Great Job....

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's a wonderful quilt Valerie and will be a treasured keepsake for this young mom. blessings, marlene

Heidi said...

It's so adorable. I have a baby shower the end of the month that I need to make one for. I'd better get crackin!

Amy said...

Very cute. I love it.

I lived fairly close to Amish when I lived in Ohio. They told me that they make sure that there is a mistake in every quilt. Rembember that there is only one Perfect One. I remember this everytime I see an Amish Quilt.

It is wonderful to praise God with the smallest things.


This is a beautiful gift that you made your friend and you should be very proud of yourself.

Julie said...

Valerie you are so talented!! you can see you are caring on Granny's tradition with such grace!! I love it!! I know the gift will be treasured!

webbsway said...

Yes Valerie -the quilt is so beautiful. I think you put LOVE into any project that you tackle because that is what you carry INSIDE.Wonderful JOB.

Rhonda in OK said...

so sweet - I love how old-fashioned it looks even though it is brand new,
I have not been sewing much - I need to do your 30 minutes a day of sewing challenge too

Allie said...

That turned out SO sweet - I love the lace! Great job, Val!

Dot said...

Love the quilt! I think I am going to start making more baby quilts for family and friends.
Dot in beautiful NE Georgia

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the baby quilt. They're such fun to make and much faster than the big ones.

Kathy said...

Valerie,
Just a note, This baby quilt my daughter truly loved. Her baby is due in April and she is already talking about bringing baby home in it. Everyone at the shower just had a fit over it. You truly are a gift.

Thank you again,
Kathy Bortney

Krystal said...

This beautiful baby blanket was made for my baby.I absolutely love it! This is my first child and this quilt will be something that we all treasure dearly for the rest of our lives and i can't express enough gratitude for you making it.thank you so much.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a lovely little quilt Val...the fabric is just so cute...well done on your finish...Peg OPAM 2010