Friday, February 24, 2012

It takes almost this long to grow a baby...

I have officially finished my first handmade quilt. It doesn't feel quite right to say "I" have finished, because I had so much help, but however you want to look at it, it took right around 6 months from start to finish. I finished the binding last night and I am so excited that I managed to get it done before this baby comes. It turned out beautifully...as long as you don't look too closely at my stitching.
This was a process I knew nothing about. I have learned so much. I had no idea how much work this was going to be and if all of my random fabrics would even come together. It is so fun to see that the countless hours and sore fingers were worth it now that it is finished.
Well over a year ago now my girlfriends decided it would be fun if we all helped each other make a quilt as a memento from our time in dental school together. I am so glad we did. It has provided countless hours sitting around a quilt frame talking about everything under the sun. For that reason alone I have loved this process. And I truly will cherish the memory of all of the loving hands that helped make my quilt beautiful.

6 comments:

sanda said...

this quilt looks great, good job! Excited for you and Tyler and the little one.

Danielle said...

I'm so glad we did the quilt group! I will miss getting together like this so so much! I'm glad you got a picture of us!

Kris and MaLanie said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! Great job!

I'm A. said...

I'm so freaking jealous. That is adorable.

The McBrides said...

so cute meg!!! I made carters bumper pads out of that same fabric- the green polka dot, that quilt would look PERFECT with his bedding... hint hint ;)

Danny and Becky DuPaix said...

way to go! That's very impressive!

Has this pregnancy gone by fast for you because it's gone by so fast for me? haha! I couldn't believe when I saw your FB picture of you at 38 weeks! Holy cow! You're almost there!! Good luck! I'm so excited for you guys