My poor hubby… He waited a while to get his own quilt. Not because I didn’t want to make one for him, but just because I always had a project with some sort of deadline. When I finally got to the quilting part, I decided to try free motion quilting on my little home machine (Brother) but it was too big and heavy for me to do it with my sanity intact. So I came up with a genius idea. Why not hand quilt it? Yeah, it was brilliant…
Dan picked out the fabric, the pattern and the layout. All I did was stitch.
Dan uses it every night. I gotta admit, I’ve been known to try to steal it. It never works.
See that little crazy pieced strip between the white fabrics? Dan actually sewed that piece himself from the scraps. He’s just good like that.
Here’s a better look at the quilting and the binding.
I had a tiny little helper at the park when I took photos. Isn’t he cute?!
I think they like it…
And just one more gratuitous photo:
He’s only had it for two months and is already planning another one for me to make him.Quilt Stats Name: Dan’s Orange & Grey Quilt Size: about 60″ x 78″ Pattern: “Happy Baby Quilt” by Kristine Lundblad (Modern Patchwork magazine, Spring 2013) Fabric: all from Joann Quilting: Hand stitched by me Started: July 19, 2013 Finished: February 8, 2014