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Another Finished Project

I had given up on this one. Then along came bed rest. It was just too awkward to knit or crochet for long while lying on my left side. I couldn't sit at my sewing machine. I couldn't sit at the computer looking at crafty sites. I whined. I moaned. In desperation, I pulled out the hand quilting again.

Close-up of Hand Quilting

Now, it may have been because the only other option was staring at the walls, but the hand quilting which had been such a chore before was suddenly really enjoyable. It was all I wanted to do. I only had finished about a third of the quilting in the weeks since I started the project. On bed rest, I finished the remaining the two-thirds in three days and was disappointed when I got to the end. Mostly because I had no binding so finishing the quilt had to wait until I could sneak out to the fabric store. I was planning on doing just that after my doctor's appointment on the 12th. Instead I ended up in the hospital actually having the baby. So, finishing waited until this week.

Ellery's Quilt
Ellery's Quilt

The Technical Details-

The quilt is inspired by the Follow the Lines Baby Quilt from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I knew I wasn't up to hand quilting the whole thing, though so I added machine quilted borders around the center. It measures 38" x 54". Begun in May 2008. Finished August 21st, 2008. The only thing I am not thrilled with is the color of the binding- its just a little off. So, my goal for my next quilt is to actually bite the bullet and make my own binding.

Ellery enjoying her new quilt

Ellery seems to like it.


amandajean said…
oh, what a beautiful baby! and baby quilt, too! congrats on your new little one. :)
Gwendolyn said…
Too Cute! I want to come back!
Alissa said…
What a cute quilt for an even cuter baby!!
Brigitta said…
what a sweet little baby and what a cute littel quilt
Ah, if the quilt isn't sweet enough, the baby takes the biscuit!
NanaKaren said…
What a beautiful baby girl! Congrats to you! Her new quilt is lovely and of course in some of my favorite colors.
Tracey said…
Congratulations on your precious baby, perfect in every way. The quilt is adorable too. God is good.Enjoy your baby. Tracey
Robin said…
What a perfect match! Your daughter is beautiful. Wonderful job on the quilt.
Frogdancer said…
Congratulations. A girl! I'm envious.

(Mother of four boys. I gave up in disgust and now the rule in our house is that we only have female pets.)

Lovely name, too.
Anonymous said…
Your sweet little baby is a perfect darling! Oh, and her quilt is so soft and happy :o) Thankyou for sharing, Amie, Tn. :o)
Karen said…
Your quilt is very cute and such an adorable little girl with a very fun name. Congratulations!
brigette said…
congratulations on that darling baby girl!
we just found out last night we'll be "grandparents". my friend died a few years back and her family adopted us and these little babies (twin boys) are going to bring a lot of joy to us all!!
your quilt is wonderful. she'll enjoy it for years to come. my kids still have all of their baby quilts and they are 16, 18, 23.
making your own binding is fun! i love binding in stripes cut on the bias or polka dots for some reason. your binding color doesn't match exactly, but i think it would be too boring if it did, so just pretend you chose a different shade on purpose, to make it more interesting!
hope you're getting some sleep these days!
Danetta said…
I'm glad you chose to do the quilting while you were on bed rest. It is a very pretty baby quilt. Congratulations on the birth of your baby, she will love this litte quilt for a long time.
MyJourneyBack said…
I love the quilt. You did an amazing job. And I think the border is fine.
Ellie is beautiful. I love quilts and quilting and am starting a quilting blog soon. For now come and visit my everyday life blog.
Hope to see you soon.

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