Monday, December 23, 2013

One last finish for 2013!

It's been busy around here. Add to that an ice storm then a snow storm. The storms may have helped since I was prepared and lots of baking happened while we were 'house bound'. 

I have finished one quilt - our great nephew and his wife are expecting a baby girl in February.

This quilt was a kit I bought in Shipshewana last May. At the time, I didn't know about this baby. The pattern was horrible. A friend of mine recently made the same quilt from a different pattern and that would have made a big difference! Also, the amount of  fabric didn't match up with the pattern. So I just worked it out!

I am definitely NOT the photographer in the family. I never seem to have my quilts smoothed out and my lighting isn't good. Oh well … I'm the quilter!

The back of the quilt is Cuddle Cloth - it's like Minkee. There is no batting in this quilt although I did add a plain piece of Kona white in place of the batting. This one's headed to Florida.

I did a lot of work on this quilt while we were in Colorado this fall. Because I was so frustrated with the instructions, I decided to pack up my sewing machine and fabric and finish it when we got home. A few hours later we evacuated the area - due to the floods - with less than an hour's notice. I am so glad that I had the chance to pack up my supplies before that frantic push to "get out". Isn't it amazing how things just work out?


  1. Another baby quilt from the Colorado floods! It's really pretty Jeanne. I like it! Merry Christmas to you and Ray.

  2. That is a beautiful finish! It's always so trying when the instructions are less than clear and the kit contents don't quite measure up. You "compensated" so very well. I would think it would be a perfect weight for the little (Florida) resident-to-be!!!! Hugs.......

    1. Thanks Doreen! This is a unique quilt - I think that always happens when one doesn't have good instructions or enough fabric! I'm happy with the way it turned out and I think it is the perfect weight. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~Jeanne

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I admire your skill in making quilts!




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