2.06.2015

Project Finish: My First Quilt

It's been a minute since I've shared anything about what's been going on in my sewing space, so I've got a quick update for you.

First up, we have a recent project finish and sort of a milestone project for me. It's been on my sewing bucket list for awhile now to make a quilt, and I'm proud to say that I have now officially done so!

Front
I made this quilt for my roommate and best friend from college who is set to have a sweet baby girl in the next couple weeks. I used flannel for the front and minky for the back, so it's extra snuggly and warm for a new baby.

Paper-pieced heart & monogram
In the process of working on this quilt, I discovered why I love making things to give to others. I was reading someone's blog post (I can't remember who...), and they were talking about their reason for making things to give. After reading the post, I knew why. It isn't so much about the end result. (Let's be honest tough, it feels pretty darn good to have an awesome finished product.) It's more about the time spent making the item. It's about the love and thought that goes into creating something special for someone special.

Back
The whole time I was making this quilt, I thought about and prayed for my friend and her sweet bundle of joy. It's my way of showing those close to me how much I love and care for them.

This quilt definitely isn't perfect, but it was made with love and that's all that matters.

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I also want to share the newest addition to my sewing family...



This is Sally the Singer. She's a vintage treadle turned electric sewing machine. I have no idea if she works, but I am going to try to get her up and running here soon. She's gorgeous, and I am so lucky to have her!

I was thinking about it, and why this thing is so important to me. I compare it to a baseball fan who happens upon a rare, hard-to-find rookie year baseball card of their favorite player. It's a piece of hobby history!

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So, that's my update for today. I've made a ton of progress on my craft studio in the past few months, so once I put a few finishing touches on it, I will share a tour of the space!



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1 comment:

  1. This post just about made me cry.....I love how you talked about making the quilt for baby girl Kaplan and how you prayed for her and her momma....I am so proud of you sugar! I love you to the moon AND back!!!

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