Crafty Showcase: Day 1

March 29, 2012 at 10:35 am 3 comments

I know this is usually a knitting blog, but I actually do sew and quilt occasionally. Actually, once upon a time, when I was in high school, before the massive knitting revolution we’re enjoying, I used to quilt like a fiend. As we know, things have changed.

At one point during that quilting era, I got a delightful gift from my Aunt who herself was a phenomenal quilter. I was given a mystery quilt pattern and money to buy the fabric I wanted to make the pattern. I decided that since I had no home of my own and color scheme to be loyal to, that I would pick the craziest, cheeriest fabric I could find. Like many of my projects, I got a little ways and forgot about it, I revisited it in college and managed to finish the top. Then I decided the rest should be finished when I was married and a baby was on the way. The colors were so perfect for a little baby quilt. So it got set aside with all of it’s bits of scrap fabric and moved from home to home until 8 months ago when I discovered that I was blessed with not one, but two little ones.

So what was once just a highschool project has now become the centerpiece of my first baby nursery.

I have a friend of mine who owns a long-arm quilting business do the quilting. I think it turned out fabulous!

If any of you are quilters, I highly recommend her work. You can check out her work at



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sartenada  |  March 30, 2012 at 12:43 am

    It is awesome quilt on the wall!

  • 2. chopkins2011  |  April 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    What a beautiful quilt – lovely for your babies’ room. I have just checked out your friends blog too but she is far to far away for my next quilt 😦

    • 3. elegant economy  |  April 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      She actually does have people ship quilts to her, as far as I know. I think she did a quilt for someone in switzerland once!


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