Saturday, September 23, 2006

Finished Ze Quilt

Just big enough for a bassinet, just finished.
It is a perfect size (small), to get me motivated to get it done. And if the baby is a boy, he will be so soft and squishy that he won't really notice that is covered in flowers and not planes, trains or automobiles.

Additional note:

The quilt was quilted by hand mostly because the two amazing women who showed me how to quilt in the first place are very convincing when they say hand quilting is best. In fact, Lizzie is often heard saying...

"The women on the prairies didn't have machines!"

Maybe some of the did have those old treadle machines, but I take her point. Ultimately, the uniqueness of hand quilting is that the stitches have a life that lacks conformity - there is something comforting about that.

9 comments:

Fiona said...

A lovely quilt. I've just started a "small" quilt for the same reason. Don't want to get bored with it and not finish. Do you machine quilt it yourself? I was told to get a walking foot. Is that what you did?

laura ingles wilder said...

Hand stitch - I'd never dream of it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Lovely conjunction with spring just sprung.
If squishy is a boy, he's a lucky chap. One of my big boys still hides a scrap of "quill" in his bed. You might end up seeing an awful lot of that quilt.

weirdbunny said...

Truly beautiful!

I don't own a sewing machine and therefore sew everything by hand, so theraputic!!

Mirre said...

Please send me an e-mail (can't seem to find yours) as I'd like to send you a little surprise :))
*M

PS Love the quilt!

purchasewoods said...

Stunning - just stunning! I am so impressed. I can't sew to save my life so I am in awe.

Best, L

Ingy-pooh said...

Great Job! Looks good! Are the flowers any kind of hint?

Kate said...

Handquilting - I am very impressed and gorgeous fabrics!

Ma Walton said...

Jim Bob says "it'sa lovely quilt girls" - Pa says the hunting dogs will love to sleep on it, Grandma Esther says " wwwhhhaaatt?" (a touch of the tat-tars there),John Boy says " Night Ma", Mary Ellen says "Ma, does he have to say that", Erin says "#?#", Ben says" Night Jim Bob", Jason says "Night Ben", Elizabeth and Erin have taken off with the quilt to flog it at Wal-Mart!!!

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