Feb 20, 2011

I Made A Quilt!

I made a quilt! Yes, I did! I made a quilt. It isn't a big quilt. Actually, it is rather a little thing...quite small, but I love it. I do, really. It isn't a perfectly perfect little quilt. I still love it. You see, I haven't sat in front of my sewing machine (or any other machine for that matter) in over a month. This week is my Jo Morton Club meeting for February; I can't be there this month as I will be with my Mom, but I wanted to complete the project. Last month we received our first installment of Jo's new Little Women's Club for the year (#10). Lizzy's Quilt was a good way to start- something one could finish easily. For me that meant declaring this past free weekend "Me Time". I even considered spending all of Saturday in my PJs. Didn't quite do that- but I did manage to pull fabrics from my Jo Drawers and scrap basket. I even managed to rotary cut all the pieces I'd need for little Lizzy. Then I managed to (shhhhh....) turn on the sewing machine and set it to sewing. 1,2,3,4....little pinwheel blocks. 4 little 4 and 1/2" pinwheel blocks to be exact. Sew, press, square up. 1,2,3,4...
Set together into an 8 and 1/2" center block. Press. Square up. (How am I doing?). Top inner border. Bottom inner border. Four outside borders. Done! Well, almost....Actually I was done in. This was quite the accomplishment seeing as I had put a very full week behind me. Sunday afternoon I had more "Me Time". Time to revisit little Lizzy and see what I thought of her. Not so bad....now to finish this. Batting, backing, just the right thread, wind the bobbin, load the machine, sew away. Cross hatching never felt so good. Simple. Just right. Maybe not perfectly perfect, but I'm learning to embrace imperfection. She is lovely. Cut the binding strips- 2 to be exact. Remember, this is a little quilt. Sew the binding, making those self mitering corners. Nice! Sit and stitch it all down by hand. Not perfectly perfect, but nice non-the-less. I declare Lizzy finished. I show off my handiwork to Youngest Child. "NICE!" she declares. "It matches your rabbit." she adds. Indeed it does. It will now be known as Rabbit's Quilt. Rabbit is happy I made a quilt. I am happy I made a quilt. It is a small quilt, but it is good. Oh! Would you like to see? OK...behold!
My version of Lizzy's Quilt (for Rabbit).


14 comments:

Sharon said...

Yes...it is a perfect little quilt for the rabbit!

Cheryl said...

Lizzy is lovely and so therapeutic! Great fabric choices.

Angie said...

I had to look up these quilts...they are so great! Can't wait to see the rest.

Libby said...

So glad you were able to find that time just for YOU! It really is important to keep a girl feeling fresh and friendly *S*

Monica said...

It's beeeeee-you-tiful!

Julie Fukuda said...

After all, it is the year of the rabbit so it is only a "given" that he gets the quilt. Love the colors you chose.

Carol said...

What a wonderful little quilt...perfect therapy...perfect quilt!

Michelle said...

WHOHOO!!! I really like it!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love your sweet little quilt - perfect with the rabbit!!!

Kim said...

It's a beautiful little quilt.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh I like that quilt. Good for you...nice finish.

JCnNC said...

The Year of the Rabbit stands proud. Beautiful quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh goodness...what a perfect tiny little quilt! Even the smallest of projects bring us great joy!

KatieQ said...

I love this sweet little quilt.

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