Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Joseph's quilt

I finished this quilt for little Joseph the Sunday before he was born. It went really quickly, but with the kids, I really could only work on it an hour or two a few days a week, so it took me about three weeks to complete. I used the pattern from Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts and I was also inspired by versions seen here and here. There's also a flickr group for the book that has more. I'm really good at putting things together crooked and uneven, but the imperfections were intentional here (most of them anyway). I adjusted the pattern in the book for a smaller crib-size version and instead of machine quilting the top, I did a little bit of hand-quilting. I really love the quilt and it's been getting lots of use the last few days. It's too big for him to drag around when the time comes, but perfect for a lap quilt for me!

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