Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Finally Proof

When i got home from my sisters this week i was feeling especially motivated to get some sewing done. Perhaps the old adage, "absence makes the heart grow fonder", applies to my sewing machine too! I went right to work finishing this baby blanket i had started with a honey bun of Hello Betty fabric.

i considered all sorts of ideas for how i would quilt it but in the end i just went with my old standby... straight line quilting. It is fast and rather uncomplicated. Every row of stitching is about 2 inches apart. I got the binding on and sewn last night and this morning, my favorite part. It is a baby gift for a neighbor, so i hope she will like it.

I did not want to buy more fabric to back it and bind it so i went to the trusty stash closet to see what i could find, and that closet sure did not let me down. I, at some point or another, had bought a baby curtain on clearance in the hope that someday i would be able to use it for backing since it was so big. And that is precisely what i did. These elephants were just too cute to resist and i love them with the fabric of the quilt.


Now this last shot is just to show that i am already working on other things...trying to be real with myself about the projects i have started and seeing if i can just go ahead and finish them from where they are. Sometimes i think i am too ambitious with what i want to do....so i start a lot of things but don't really get many them finished. Craft ADD anyone?



**It is time for me to get back on the sew and tell wagon. So i am going to go ahead and link this up to amylouwho's to share with the ladies there. take a minute and go check out what everyone else has made this week. I don't know about anyone else but i feel productive, finally.**
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33 comments:

Emily said...

I totally have craft ADD too! I love your finish (especially those cute elephants! Nice job. Any plans for making your new baby a quilt?

angela said...

Very cute quilt - I'll take it in if she doesn't :) I can not get straight lines down and can hardly make it across the small table topper - but I so love the look!

Your new project looks very nice, can't wait for a larger photo.

beth said...

Love that baby quilt and the backing is SOOO cute. Great job. Then...I wondered what was in your machine in that last shot. Guess I'll have to wonder until you show us, huh?

Grammie/Mom said...

Very nice! Who's the recipient?
Your closet is amazing.

Colleen said...

Love the elephants! Boy have you been busy for the last couple of days.

Lara said...

Super cute quilt :) And just because they're not finished yet Leslie doesn't mean you won't finish them *someday*! That's what I tell the DP! hehe

How is the baby baking going?

Kris said...

I looks great and I love the backing!

The Tripp Family said...

LOVE that hello betty quilt! That would be so hard for me to give away... I've onlygiven two away - please tell me it gets easier over time! I love that back too! Works so perfectly with the light green and cute elephants! Can't wait to see your next one. I am going to try to finish quilting my simple abundance one before we take our road trip - PS WOULD YOU LIKE A VISIT IN A COUPLE WEEKS? The 27thish...

Dee said...

the baby blanket gift is wonderful and those elephants are way too much fun!

hope you're feeling well, do you know yet if you're having a boy or girl, or did I miss that post?

lol

what fabric are you sewing right now that's in the picture? it's gorgeous!

jlk said...

I love repro fabrics! They always looks so fresh and pretty.

Alisa said...

That's a cute baby quilt! Simple and sweet.

Julia said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love the fabrics!!

~Julia

Yvonne said...

I am another craft ADDer. Love your baby quilt.

Petra said...

Love the quilt! Very pretty!!

Elizabeth said...

is that a vintage pillowcase/sheet quilt you are working on??? Love the baby blanket... are you going to make yourself one?

erica said...

I love the hello betty line! What a sweet little quilt, I'm sure the recipient will love it :)

Penny said...

Lovely quilt. Sweet colors. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

P. said...

Craft ADD? *Raises hand* Yep!

The baby quilt is adorable! Love the elephants on the back - great use of a curtain! That binding really ties the whole thing together. Cute!

MaryMary said...

So pretty...you make it sound just so easy. :)

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I can truly identify with Craft ADD. There are so many great projects waiting. the motivation to make the blanket for someone is the kind I need. I really admire your straight line quilting. Great work!

Elizabeth said...

I have QADD (Quilt Attention Deficit Disorder). I have like 8 or 9 in progress, so I can totally relate. Anyway, that is a really sweet little quilt. I'm sure the baby's mother really appreciates it. What a fun finish. Thanks for sharing! Oh, and good for you for using fabric from your stash! I love it!

Cecily said...

A lovely quilt! Great fabrics - I've been meaning to start a 30's print stash. The binding and backing are just gorgeous too!

Ivory Spring said...

What a sweet quilt! Love the backing fabric.

Thanks for visiting my sew and tell posts, and leaving the super kind comments.

Happy Quilting.

SewSara said...

oooh those elephants on the back are perfect and sooo cute!
love how you did this quilt :)

thanks for the comment on my blog!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I bet your neighbor will treasure this beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

Michelle said...

"Craft ADD!" I love it! And I also have it. :-)

Very cute baby quilt. The elephant fabric backing (formerly curtain) is just adorable.

ecoMILF said...

beautiful! the backing is very pretty too. xo m.

Catherine Anne said...

Beautiful work~ Thank you for the comment on my post of parenting:) Blessings Catherine

Carla said...

Very colorful and fun baby quilt. Your neighbor is sure to love it. Last week I finished up 4 WIP and it felt really good. So I can totally relate with the ADD.

trish said...

What a beautiful quilt!! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

T.J. said...

What a fun visit you all must have had! :)

These are great quilt fabrics- I have the exact elephant fabric, but with a grey background. It was super on sale when I bought it, so I scoffed it up and sewed it into a skirt that I especially love to wear to baby showers!

Anna said...

that is so pretty, I love reproduction fabrics!

Evelyn said...

Love that quilt - the backing is just perfect. I'm sure your neighbor will adore it!

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