Thursday, January 27, 2011

Le Quilt

The front

I don't want to blow my own horn, or ring my own bell, but I made a fucking quilt. BOO-YAH! Sorry for the language, but I am deep in a 6th month of pregnancy hormone nesting rush, and I think I CAN FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Ok, not really, I'm just stoked that I was able to follow a pattern like a person who can you know, read.

The back

I DID IT! For those of you who just tuned in, I followed the Kate Conklin Under The Sea quilt pattern. I couldn't have finished it without the help of dear dear Pickel of Swimming in Brine, lots of Googling, the Heather Bailey how to bind a quilt tutorial, (I hand sewed the binding to the back. it was very therapeutic and only took one night) and the love of my family. Hey Nipper Knapp "pins and needles, pins and needles>"

The tag, which you can't read very well in this picture, but it says: Created for The Sunny Seaside Winter Retreat of Wally and Kary Herrala January 2011 By Their Loving Daughter Marija. (awwww) I got the idea for the tags from Pickel as well. She is a quilting master!

What do you think? Kare it's going in the mail tomorrow.

Hand sewing the binding last night. 


  1. 'Tis marvelous! And I think that hand sewing the binding is actually less aggravating than trying it on the machine, screwing up (not that you would) and having to rip it out and redo. Well done!

  2. Wow! Your quilt looks amazing! Well done. And the quilting looks fantastic too.

  3. It's fantastic! You're killing me with the quilts and babies and stuff.