Thursday, October 22, 2009

Finished Receiving Blanket Quilt

I finally managed to take and upload some pictures of the finished Receiving Blanket Quilt. Although you'll have to forgive the crappy quality of my photos.  I have a very nice camera and am normally a pretty good photographer, but I work during the day and by the time I get home at night and can take the pictures (once the little one is in bed) it's dark and it's only ugly indoors w/flash photos that I can get.

Here's the front, you can see some puckering but I still think it turned out super cute.

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Here's the back.  As I mentioned before, this is pieced from the remainders of a twin size Pottery Barn flat sheet that matches the bedding in my daughter's room, that I originally cut up to sew her crib sheet. I managed to get this backing out of the L-shaped piece that was left after cutting out the piece for the crib sheet.

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And here's a closeup of the binding.  I love, love, love this pink stripe fabric I used for the binding! I have no idea what it is, I bought it as a remnant at Joann's, but I think it matches perfectly. And I think I did a pretty good job of sewing the binding, you can't see my stitches unless you look REALLY hard.  I used this tutorial for an invisible ladder stitch, it was excellent!

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Now it's time to move to the next quilt. I just have to figure out which one I want to do next!

Oh--I forgot to mention when I posted this earlier...I quilted this on my cheapy little Kenmore machine, using my walking foot and setting the metal stitch guide at an inch and a half.  With six inch squares, this put a line directly through the middle of each square, then another line through the middle of each half of the square.  I then stitched in the ditch to finish it up (although I think maybe I should have done that first, as maybe it could have prevented some of the puckering. Oh well, live and learn.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer, The quilt came out beautiful! Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the next Jennifer craation!!! :) Love, Grandma B.