Thursday, January 20, 2011

Clara's Baby Quilt

Ta-da! Here is the quilt I gave to my sister-in-law Clara at her baby shower last weekend. After I pieced it, I decided that tying it would ruin how it looked (plus, I'm really not in the mood to tie quilts these days), so I just stitched in the ditch on my sewing machine using a walking foot. It's no pro-job, but I thought it turned out okay...there's a little bit of fabric shearing in a few places...but it looks better than I thought it would. Considering that I didn't use high-quality fabric, I don't expect that it will last forever but it should do the trick for a few years, at least.

The funny thing about this quilt is that it is the one that convinced me that my husband's aunt was right. When I first started quilting, I got SO bent out of shape when she said, "I feel sorry for people who try to quilt on the cheap." I thought she was just being snooty at the time (this is the woman who has a cedar ROOM to store all her fabric in). Now, I get it, though. I made this quilt on the heals of making several block-of-the-month blocks with quilt shop quality fabrics and I have to say...there IS a difference. I still intend to use up my stash of discount-store fabrics but I'm going to try to just buy good stuff in the future.

Clara's quilt!
Unfortunately, I didn't even think about getting a picture of her with it at the baby shower. Oh well!


  1. Ooh! Cute! I love all the star blocks in pink! Now hurry up and make another one so you can post some more! I love to see your quilts! :)

  2. Your wish is my command. :) I'm going to be busting out a whole bunch of Project Linus quilts here in the next little while. I'll throw them all up on the blog before I give them to the chapter coordinator.