Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elijah's 1st Birthday & Quilt

The top quilt is the one I made for Elijah, and the bottom is one that my mother-in-law had commissioned for Eve. The cupcakes make me hungry every time I look at them.

Time: Been in the works for over 10 months.
Cost: Who knows, it should have been more... next time, I buy extra fabric!

So I was chugging along decently with this quilt, until I got to the heart border and realized I didn't have enough fabric to do it all. No prob, just go buy more, right? Well Ben Franklin's Crafts doesn't really have stocked selections... you get what you get (or don't get enough of!) So skip ahead 7 months and I realized the night before his party that I was planning on giving it to him for his birthday. Luckily, I was able to salvage enough fabric (barely) for the frill, and I just skipped the hearts. Of course I messed up cutting the backing and had to piece that together too, which too an added hour to figure out how to get enough fabric and still make it look nice. I think it turned out okay, but I'm glad to have that over. I like that it looks more boyish without the hearts, but I really wish it was bigger. I used 80/20 cotton batting and I still have to do the actually quilting, which I was going to do by hand, so we'll see how that goes.

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