Monday, March 5, 2012

Another story from the Quilt Giver

I know I'm not alone. Many of us quilters give away our creations. I just realized, looking at my "finished quilts" tab on top of the page, that every single quilt there has been gifted or donated. =P I truly LOVE making unique, personalized quilts for the people I love, and never regret doing so. However, sometimes I become so attached to a quilt that it becomes slightly painful to give it away.

Yesterday was one of those days. I gave my Bubble Trail baby quilt away to my soon-to-be sister-in-law, who is having another one of my nieces in just a month.

My sister-in-law (and everyone at the baby shower) loved it (sometimes it's kind of embarrassing when people ask, "how much TIME did that take?" Do you know the feeling?) Honestly, I knew she was going to get a billion and one outfits, and diapers, and pacifiers, and whatnot, but she would only get one handmade quilt that could be used for a long time and kept forever.

I used my FMQ foot (I'm not even sure if that's the right name!) and FMQed her name, Audriana, into the bottom of the quilt. I also attached the label to the back and took a couple of final pictures.

"born" left with space afterwards so she can fill it in :)

I'm going to miss this one... it's one of my favorite quilts I've ever made... I love the rainbow colors and the modern feel. It was very whimsical to me. Hopefully I'll see it again.


  1. It is hard to give some of them away, but I always tell myself if I made it once I can make it again.

  2. It is absolutely stunning. I am just finishing up a quilt for my sister-in-law (she's having her baby next month) and I can't think of anything I would rather give more than a handmade quilt. Your niece is going to love it for the rest of her life!

  3. I did the same thing with this last quilt I finished---don't want to let it go!

  4. It's absolutely gorgeous and she's going to love it forever :) every little girl needs a quilt to fall in love with. BTW, that's why you have a quilting blog, because other quilters know that it was ely necessary to make her a quilt. Pshaw on everyone else!

    Sorry about that ely typo, stupid iPad won't let me delete it :(


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