A Little About a Lot of Things

Quilt for Lyla

Posted on: September 19, 2009

The last week or so I’ve been working on a baby quilt.  It’s for one of my daughter’s friends who is due in December.  The push was because “the girls” are having the shower early so everyone can attend.  “The Girls” have all been friends since middle school and this is the first one to have a child.  It amazes me that they are in their late 20’s and are still as close as ever.  I can’t even remember some of the people I hung around with in middle school, much less keep in touch and maintain a friendship!  So this is special, I’ve know the mom-to-be for quite a while.  It’s far from perfect, but is sure is soft!  I used Snuggle flannel for the patchwork front and dotted Minky for the back.  Rather than quilt it (which I am SO not good at) I tied it with double strands of tapestry yarn.  Here’s the fabrics:

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The tutorial came from happythings, the fabric from Joann’s.  I love the striped one!  Here is the finished quilt:

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I actually finished it a couple of days ago, but the weather hasn’t been nice at all and taking pics in the hotel wasn’t working.  So when the sun came out today, I went down to the patio to take a few.  Here’s a better look at the blocks:

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Pay no attention to the misaligned squares, I don’t think baby Lyla will mind.  She’ll just be enjoying the cuddliness of them!

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Overall, I’m happy with it.  I took it down to the hotel laundry and Carol ran it through a wash and dry cycle for me so I could be sure that the ties were secure and any shrinkage was done.  (I did prewash the fabrics, but not the batting.  It didn’t shrink, even though it was cotton.)

It’s nothing fancy, but it’s about all the quilting ability I have!  And it was made with a lot of love for the mom it’s going to, so maybe that will make up for the not-so-perfect stitching.

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2 Responses to "Quilt for Lyla"

This quilt is gorgeous – your friend is very lucky.

Mom – this is perfect! Chels and baby Lyla are going to love it! Thank you!

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