A few days later and I am still on a high about finishing this.
The first thing I’ve ever machine quilted! This is a baby quilt kit from QuiltCetera and it took me one afternoon to put it all together. The hardest part for me was arranging the pattern, and that was just me deciding where I wanted each block to be. I had two pieces of each fabric and then the pink tags to put together too. I didn’t notice until I was sewing the tags to the quilt that the material matches! I mean it’s the same pattern just pink or purple. I loved that so I made sure to match a tag to a block.
Really the big news is that this is machine quilted. I just got my new sewing machine I think last summer. I didn’t use it too often but when I did I just did standard straight line sewing, even though it came with a wide variety of feet. So I did a quick google search to figure out which was the walking foot because my manual is still packed away somewhere. A few minutes later and I was machine quilting!
The back turned out great because you can really see the diamond pattern that turned out.
I need to give it a quick washing and pack it up to be mailed. It’s a gift for a friend of mine who just had her first baby not quite a month ago. We also have a couple of onesie outfits and a toy for her.
Making the quilt felt so good. It took the better part of an afternoon, including taking a break here and there for whatever. I loved that in the chaos that is the house and is the etc room I was still able to complete something. I moved the sewing machine to the temporary kitchen table and we’ve been eating in the living room. Chris is gone at school right so we have a little bit longer that we can get away with that. We are also getting a new table next week!
I ordered some material to make more blankets like these for my newest nephew (due this fall) and a friend who is having twins soon. I can’t wait to machine quilt again, it was so fun and easy. I’m sure it would be tough if I tried to do something really big but for baby quilts, it’s perfect.