So, though most of our purchases have been directly for baby-on-the-way, I -- myself -- recently acquired a new toy.
This machine was on sale. I don't use the word "sale" lightly in this sentence. It was a whopping 50% off its original price. Yes, please!
I've mentioned how I've made a few items for our nursery. A crib skirt, which was my very first solo-sewing project. I've also made a cushion cover for our rocking chair. (I simply took a memory foam pillow. Traced it on some fabric. And when to town with straight stitching.)
But this weekend's project is by far my favorite. I'll be the first to admit it looks better the farther away you stand from it (these photos are forgiving) . . . but it's coming along and should be finished later in the week.
The best part: Cost was minimal. I made it with . . . scraps.
Those photos are just of the front. I then found a cute owl print fabric for the backing and stitched together that part, too. I think it may have been one of my proudest moments. Ever.
I envision this quilt being a traveler. Going where we go. Being tossed on the ground at friends' houses, on grass in the backyard, etc. The fact that it isn't perfect is . . . perfect.
It'll be well-loved regardless.
All I have left to do is the actual quilting part. I need to sew stitching throughout to attach the front, middle, and back layers. I started this process on my own with poor results -- the fabric would gather too much on one side as I moved it along my machine.
I have several hours of seam-ripping ahead of me. Then, my mom has promised to help me do it the "right" way. I can't wait till it's done.
AND I CAN'T WAIT TILL SHE'S HERE. (Sorry to scream!)
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