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In a card I made for my Grandma.
I started this quilt long ago, but I had her in mind all along. When I discovered these fabrics I was not a big fan of quilting, because I thought quilts just weren’t my style. They’ve come a long way since then! And I’ve changed a little too. Here’s my original post.
So, I had the top pieced together, but I still had to make the back, machine quilt, and bind. The bad thing about finishing something you made a while ago, is that I know more now and would’ve done a better job putting the fabric together and piecing it more exactly. For one thing, I hate that I used the dark brown cheapo fabric on it in the upper right corner. I think that part looks horrible. BUT overall I’m happy with how it turned out.
And I did make a way cooler back than I’d originally planned (plain brown). I just used materials I already had stocked up too. This back picture I took before I finished the quilt, so you can’t see the quilting.
I basically followed Amy’s instructions for machine quilting in straight lines and boxes, because I think it’s pretty cool. I didn’t follow her bad binding directions though. Decided on the super quick one-step machine-attached binding, and I’m happy with that.
I think L likes it pretty well too. :)
Simple Sewing for Baby has this really cute pattern for Pillow Monsters as I call them. I made up four of them for Christmas for my kids and their cousins. Got the idea for them from my friend Lori, who was making them for her kids after the went crazy for one she’d made as a baby gift. They were the perfect gift, since I already had all the supplies, and they went together fairly quickly.
I was also hoping that the monsters would stop all the talk about pillow pets from Brendan. That was shooting a little too high– the advertisers did their brainwashing job well. The kids do sleep with their new buddies though, and they make great backup pillows. :)