Saturday, May 08, 2010

quilt

A few months ago, after many nights of Tom having to work late, I decided that I needed a hobby so I decided to get a sewing machine. When I was a teenager I was very resistant to learning how to sew and my Mom likes to make fun of me for saying that I didn't have room in my head to know what a bobbin was. But I have really been enjoying teaching myself how to do something new, so recently I decided that I would try to make a quilt. Tom's mother is a wonderful quilter and he really treasures the quilts that she made for him and I love the quilt she made for our wedding and I wanted to do something for Harper. I found some instructions online for a simple quilt as well as several tutorials on how to do each step and started working on it a couple weeks ago.

The finished product is certainly not perfect, but I can't believe I actually did it. Harper calls it her pink blanket (everything these days is pink).

8 comments:

Melody said...

It is beautiful, I love it! I really like your choice of fabrics. I always knew there was room in that brain of yours for words like "bobbin". I just knew it would never happen while you were a teenager. The way this all came up is that I was sewing and dropped my bobbin on the floor. I asked you if you could see my bobbin. You said, "Bobbin, what in the world is a bobbin?" I told you, then your response was, "My head doesn't have room for words like bobbin.

It is funny what being a mother does for our priorities in life. It is great that you are enjoying sewing. I used to love making things for you too. I love watching you with Harper. You are a wonderful mother and I am so proud of you. Happy Mother's Day my sweet and beautiful daughter!

Judy said...

It looks GREAT! The edge/binding looks particularly good. Well done!

Jan said...

It's gorgeous, Erica! I never would have guessed it was your first quilt!

And I'm glad you enjoy it!

Jenna said...

It's darling Erica! I love to quilt, there's something so satisfying about seeing those little squares come together. Congratulations. Here's to lots more gorgeous quilts!!

kay.tee. said...
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kay.tee. said...

Check out this craft. I did this over the weekend and it was SO much fun. I'm excited to buy all of the stuff and get crafty!

http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=94

mom j said...

Fantastic!! We need to get together and sew sometime. I could always tell you had the knack. For me, sewing was my escape when the kids were little and I needed to be creative or just have fun. Keep it up.

Morgan Moore said...

I don't know how I missed this post- but gah- the quilt is SO GORGEOUS in real life!!