Other posts on this project: Little Apples Quilt Pt. 1, Little Apples Quilt Pt. 2, Little Apples Quilt Pt. 3.

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.

I pieced the back of it and included a little message to her.

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?