Mar 24, 2009

I made a quilt!

Several months ago, I bought some random fabric squares online and planned to make a little quilt. I was side tracked by the creatures... then by the bags... and now that I'm out of fabric and have to wait til pay day to order more, I decided to use my time piecing some of the squares together. I had no intention of making the whole thing tonight. Actually, I didn't realize how easy it would be! I'm sure I didn't do it the way a real sewing person would do it, but it works! There are some ghetto parts that I have refrained from showing you, but for the most part, I'm loving it! I just hope that I have a little girl one day!

Nola thinks it's for her... I can't blame her. Most things are for her.
At this point, I considered making a throw pillow, but it wouldn't really go with anything in the house so, I stuck with the little quilt idea as planned.
And the final product, with ribbon and all!
Ok, I'll fess up. The back is a tiny bit ghetto because I used a really soft minky fleece (less minky and more buttery) and it got caught up in the sewing machine so there are a couple of 'layover' bunchyish areas. I'm not too worried about it. I'm still jumping up and down that I actually got it done and am somewhat pleased with it!

13 comments:

Opus #6 said...

I am in awe of your handiness. Lovely quilt, that must have been a lot of work.

pippasmum said...

That's gorgeous! Do you machine or hand quilt? I love hand quilting - it is just such a relaxing thing to do but it takes FOREVER!

GinSpaghetti said...

Thanks girls, Sarah, I used my machine. I don't think I have enough patience to hand stitch even a quilt as small as that one! I get too excited about the finished product... hence the ghettoness of parts of this one, lol! It's not that bad, but had I taken more time it would have been perfect. It's okay... there's always another one in the works! :)

KC said...

Very pretty Ginger... Now Ka'Drian would like one too please!!!! Thank you... in boy colors of course! lol

Domestic Goddess said...

That is SOOOOO cute! You kill me with your random projects. I SOOOO want to bust out the sewing machine again, I need to get my curtains done. The quilt is adorable, I LOVE the ribbon edging, so cute! GREAT JOB!!!!

brittanywest said...

fun girl! maybe i will be inspired one of these days to break in my sewing machine! lol
any maybe one day i will update my blog with the new foster puppies before they get adopted!

~K~ said...

Cute! And can you blame Nola, of course she thinks it's for her. She probably is like c'mon mom I need a new blankie too!

Abbie H. said...

I SO could have seen you stuffing it and then using it as a doggie bed/floor pillow. BUT it turned out great all quilted! I said this on facebook, but I LOVE the fabrics!!!

Kimberly said...

I love love love your recent creations! the bags are to die for! I would love one to use for the girls' stuff. I adore the fabric. Where do you find it? I am trying to find some neat prints like that to have some dresses made for Fiona. I can't anything here locally I like. Do tell!

PS: I am very active on Facebook - Kimberly Pearce Stapleton - would love to add you as a friend! `

Jill Foley said...

Love it!! You are inspiring me to get my sewing machine out and start messing around! I love the pic of Nola sitting on it!

Mary Sue said...

that's a very pretty quilt!

Caveman said...

These are quite possibly the most stunning quilts I have ever seen. Please send out a link to a site where your quilts can be purchased. I plan on buying 100 of these masterpieces. I might even wear some of these quilts to work. Seriously though these are some great looking quilts! :)

pam said...

Let me know when you open your Etsy shop.

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