Sophie’s quilt

24 Apr

Is completed!

And, I love it!

This was my first attempt at patchwork. My first attempt using batting, my first attempt quilting and my first binding. Overall, I am very pleased with the quilt. I keep wrapping her in it to go to sleep, and I think she likes it! I am smitten with the colors and how the binding came out. I quilted in the ditch, and it almost came out straight – I had to fudge it a tiny bit in some places, but Sophie does not seem to mind. The back is a wonderfully soft, white chenille.

I did learn quite a bit making this quilt. Most importantly, I learned not cut the backing and the batting the same size as the quilt top thinking you are maximizing time, energy and fabric, for contents will shift and you will have to then cut the quilt top…. and, that is just a hard cut to make.

So to you my Sophie Rose, with love from Mommy, your (and my) first quilt.

And, I must thank Candice of Daffodilhill Too. The quilt was inspired by her and much of the fabric came from her etsy shop.

4 Responses to “Sophie’s quilt”

  1. daffodilhilltoo May 29, 2009 at 12:21 am #

    Katie, this is so cute! I love it! I thought I left a comment on this a while ago when i first got your email. Maybe something happened and it didn’t post. Your baby is adorable, too, by the way!

  2. Nana June 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    Katie, your sewing is amazing and I am so proud of you for always venturing to new creations. You deserve a Bernina for all you have created in such a short amount of time. I can't wait to see your next project for the "ladies".

  3. katiemills June 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    One will come in due time …. I may sneak some quilting time in on yours though if I may … !!!! ….


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