Monday, January 2, 2012

The Wildlife quilt

Luke and I had been collecting wildlife-themed fabrics for the last year for his new quilt. A couple of months ago, I decided that we had enough fabric and I started cutting all the squares and rectangles. I gave him the pieces and he arranged all the fabric himself.  I then sewed the rows together and just as I was thinking that it didn't take too long, I managed to sew one row backwards and upside down. I had to get out the seam ripper. That's where I lost my momentum and the quilt topper lay across my sewing table for a few more weeks until I strengthened my will to rip out that row. 

Today, I finally finished it. Okay, I still have to cut the fabric for the binding, cut the fabric for the backing, sew the binding, and buy batting. Then, there's the actual quilting. I will be sending this out to a very talented quilter.

Okay, so I'm nowhere near done on Luke's Wildlife quilt, but it always feels like a major accomplishment to finish the topper.

I'm hoping to have this one finished by the end of January so Luke can snuggle under a warm blanket the rest of  this Winter.

Happy New Year! Here's to a new year of quilting projects!


flmom said...

It's beautiful - love the variety of fabrics you used!

Hippy Chick said...

What a beautiful quilt! My grandmother is a quilter and I am hoping to learn this year. I love the fabrics you guys chose. It's so colorful!

Isn't it funny how one setback throws us off a project? I have a few laying around like that, too. Good for you picking it up again and getting it done! If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.