I’m so excited I actually finished a quilt for Hannah! And she’s been rolling around on it ever since I got it done last weekend.
This quilt was really kind of a mess after my crazy pregnant lady attempts at sewing. I didn’t even realize how bad it was until I finished it, washed it, and then saw seams on the top start to come apart. So I did a lot of creative stitching in ditches and quick fixing to save it, but I still love it.
I decided not to bind this one. I pieced the back and just sewed it right sides together and turned it out. I top-stitched all the way around the edges, so that made finishing off the 4th edge so easy after I turned it right side out. I used a thin cotton batting, and I just loosely quilted it by stitching in the ditch at a few block intersections (and opened seams) all around it. I really wanted it to have an unfussy, light feel to it. The stitching I had to do to fix it added to that sort of rustic homemade thing I was going for. I was thinking of hayrides and pumpkin picking last year when I started it.
I absolutely love this other quilt my mom made for Hannah, she used the leftover bits of Tula Pink’s Prince Charming that I gave her to make my school bag last year. And it was Hannah’s everyday playmat for nearly the first 6 months of her life. But now one roll and she’s off of it…which isn’t so great when the “happy spitter” is on our nice bed.
So this throw that I started to put on the couch last fall (I cannot tell you how much Adam mocks me when I tell him I’d like to start making “seasonal throws” for the couch) was actually perfect for the peanut, and she loves it. And boy, is she busy these days.
Maybe when she’s in college she’ll look back on a whole stack of quilts I made for her with these little notes, who knows?