I first started blogging in college, back in June of 2004. At the time I was in college, learning to knit, and obsessed with fiber. Soon my knitting addiction settled down a bit, I settled down a bit, and over time my knitting blog moved and became a photography blog. My photography blog is still up and running, but it is more a space where my clients find me now. Most of my crafting is done in the privacy of my own home, and I really miss the sense of community I felt, and the friends that I made, with my knitting blog.
The creative process is important to me, and a part of that process is sharing what I’m doing. I’m looking to be a part of a community who loves to create!
I’m very new to quilting. The creative process, the community, the finishing. Needless to say, I love it. This is the second quilt I’ve ever made. I finished it in December of 2011, just in time for Christmas. It was a gift to my sweet babe.
Title: Sophie Charmed for Lily, December 2011
Pattern: Baby Bliss from Cluck Cluck Sew
Finished Measurements: 32″ x 37″
Fabric: Sophie by Moda for front
Kona Cotton in Ice Frappe for back
Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics in Ruby Sundae for the binding
Quilting: I stitched a scant 1/4″ on either side of the seams
Pattern Modifications: I added charms to increase the length and width of the quilt and added a strip of half charms to the backing. I also omitted the flower.
What I like: This is the perfect size blanket for a crib, a stroller, or a cuddle. When she was little she used it as a playmat. Now that she is older (ah hem… mobile), it is more used to snuggle. I love the quilting, especially how it gives so much texture to the solid back. I also love the Ruby Sundae on the bias, it reminds me of a barber shop poll!
For next time: I wouldn’t change much, perhaps I would machine bind it instead of hand bind in order to speed the process up a bit. And I would also consider straight cutting the binding.
Still left to do: I need to create a label for this sweet quilt!
I have never machine bound or straight cut binding before, so it would be something new for me to learn.
Thanks so much for stopping by!