Monday, December 29, 2008

A Bird Sittin' On A Circle

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a warm, fuzzy, safe, fun and peaceful Christmas holiday. It's hard to believe there is so much preparation that goes into those 3-4 days and now it's almost all over... let's enjoy these last few days of eggnog and good cheer while we can! :)

Today I want to post about something I was bursting to show you before Christmas. It is my little niece's first Christmas and I wanted to make her something special. I had this idea for a baby quilt rolling around in my head for quite some time so I decided that a quilt would be a really nice first Christmas gift from her godmother (that's me!).

It was my first time ever appliqueing anything. It was also my first time binding a quilt. Consequently, it took me about 3 days solid to get it done. But now that I know my way around these essential quilt skills, I think it would only be a 2 day project if I were to do it over again.

I also discovered why people use thimbles. My poor thumb was so sore by the time I got all that stitching done around the back. But it was worth it! She looked as snug as a bug wrapped up in her little birdie quilt on Christmas morning.


Anonymous said...

Hannah loves her quilt, its beautiful!!!

Sharlene said...

Christine, that quilt is GORGEOUS! I LOVE it! It is so creative. The patterns are funky and the little bird and circles make it "babyish!"
Great job. They better treasure it forever!
Sharlene xo