Friday, October 7, 2011

my first quilt

all of my friends are having babies right now it seems. my dear friend karina is due in november with a baby boy. i wanted to make something special for her. she is light and love and all things happy. she is the type of person that brings out the best in everyone. i need friends like that.
i had planned on making something else but decided to make this "quilt" after seeing this tutorial on the purl bee. i followed most of the instructions except for i used a soft, fleece backing and two fabrics. i also wanted to try "quilting" the fabrics together. i used a sewing marker and drew vertical lines four inches apart and then sewed straight down. fun! i'm no where near modern quilter's guild, just dipping my toes. i finished the quilt with orange embroidery floss. the fabrics i used are michael miller's orange stripe and sarah jane for michael miller making paper hats in yellow.

i couldn't resist including a copy of our favorite night-time book, also available here for you locals.

thank you to my beautiful sister for modeling for me

ps today is the very last day to enter the giveaway...i'll announce the winner on monday.

11 comments:

Katie said...

so cute! i love the fabric you chose---where did you get the red one?

http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

Ooh well done! I am hoping to make a quilt or two this year for Christmas presents for a few family members - I want to make picnic sets and thought a homemade quilt would be a lovely addition. A little terrified but great to know it can be done!

homemade grits said...

@katie the color is actually orange but i used a vintage filter on these photos. here's a link:
http://www.ethelbird.com/product.php?productid=18633&cat=0&page=1

homemade grits said...

@emily i LOVE the idea of picnic sets. adorable.

rebekah said...

LOVE..

also, i love the purl bee.

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

Yay, you! Quilting seems VERY ambitious. Oh, and your neighborhood looks super cute. :)

jodi said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure Karina will cherish it for many, many years to come.

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Hiking in Stilettos said...

I LOVE this! So proud of you. I could never make something so lovely. It makes me want to have a little one so that I can get such a great quilt. :) xoxo

Lindsay said...

YAY QUILTS! :) NICE JOB LESLEY! <3

Karina Kuhary said...

Leslie you are so talented! We looooove baby "K"'s quilt- it is precious and perfect! We will cherish it always. Thank you my beautiful friend.