When the quilting bug first bit, I decided to start with this quilt as my starter quilt. Ha. While the quilt top is finished, I quickly realized that there was no way I was going to be able to successful quilt a quilt that large without practicing first. Practicing a lot. Since then, I’ve made many smaller quilt tops, and finished one – heeeeey! Now I’ve finally purchased my walking foot and it’s on its way as we speak, so I wanted to make sure I had a few baby quilts to work on when it arrives. I. am. so. excited. About the walking foot, and the upcoming babies!
Last night I finally finished the over-sized granny square quilt top that I made a while back. When I was making this quilt top, I had a recipient in mind, but she hadn’t found out the gender of her baby yet. Thank God it’s a baby girl! It’s the perfect quilt for her and she’s my cousin, so I’m ecstatic that one of my first quilts will go to family.
Here’s a sneak peak at the back:
Here’s the finished quilt top, covered in basting pins:
I’m really happy with how this quilt top turned out, and I promise I have a plan for quilting this baby. There is a rhyme and reason to all of those pins.
Then I spent the rest of my night ripping out the stitches from my previous failed attempt at quilting. Let me tell you. This sucks.
I ripped through the entire movie and only ripped out 2.5 lines. What in the world. So defeating. However, this baby quilt is on it’s way to a growing baby boy, so I’m super motivated to finally finish this one. Hopefully I’ll be adding a few more finished quilts to my list in the coming weeks – as soon as my walking foot arrives to save the day. I do not want to spend any more time with the seam ripper!