Thursday, September 8, 2011

meaningful gift: quilt for abigail

Aaah, my beautiful little niece! Much like my baby sister and I, our daughters are opposites. One olive-skinned, dark haired, the other fair of hair and complexion. I bought the fabrics for this precious bundle weeks before either girl was born, and have taken a long time to finish the quilt.Technical notes: 100% cotton fabrics from Spotlight, with cotton batting. I am lazy, so turned over the backing to make the purple edge. I adapted the Crayon Box Quilt by Rae (on Sew Mama Sew) and cut the 7inch sqaures into four smaller squares, instead of triangles. I like it. I also like the kind of whimsical quilting, which was done on the machine, without a walking foot. Because I don't have one.

Anyway, I think my sis liked it, and I feel good for giving something meaningful!

I am also checking out the creative spaces over here.



  1. Good for you! Love that you make it sound possible to quilt without the all important walking foot I keep hearing about! Praps I should just dive right in and see what happens!

  2. This is beautiful and is such a generous, personal gift too :-)

    Jem xXx

  3. Beautiful, love that little owl fabric! Love a handmade gift always much more special!

  4. Oh it is so beautiful. What a gorgeous, special gift for your niece.

  5. It is beautiful! Well done, it will be treasured!

  6. You clever clog! Someone made me a quilt when my first son was born. Each of the kids have used it in their cot. Such a lovely gift x

  7. Stunning lady!! Home made gifts are the best gifts, you are wonderful!

    xo em



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