Thursday, June 27, 2013

My First (and probably last) Quilt

Three years ago, when a friend of mine was pregnant and about to give birth, I decided for some reason to sew her a quilt. Luckily (and surprisingly) I didn't choose one of those crazy quilts with trillions of little pieces, but a quite simple one. I quickly finished buying the fabric and even cutting all the squares, but then I had a few other projects I just had to make, and before I even finished 2 rows, her baby was already three months old and we bought another gift for her. Then I just left it aside for a few months.
Then another friend was about to give birth and I took the quilt out and decided to finish it and give it to her as a gift, and this time I almost finished sewing all the squares together. But somehow I didn't finish it, again, and again the baby was three months old and again we bought another gift and again I left the quilt aside and forgot about it.
Then, a year and a half ago, when I was pregnant with the baby, I saw it sitting there and decided to finish it this time, no matter what. Miraculously, I did. A month before giving birth it was already washed, waiting for the baby.
And I have a feeling that somewhere inside, I just knew that this quilt, my first quilt (and let's face it, most probably my last quilt as well), should stay with me.


Quilt

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26 comments:

  1. It turned out great! It was meant for your baby.

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    1. Thank you! I know, I think so too... :)

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  2. I think it came out beautifully! Good job!

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  3. story of my life! you'll be glad you kept it!

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    1. I know, I feel the same :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. very nice looking to say the least. I know that they take a lot of time to make but end product is beautiful

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had the energy to make another one, I love quilts!

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  5. Great job. I have a quilt in a box that I started for my daughter when she was 10 and she is 31 now maybe someday I will get it finished.

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    1. LOL, I thought I was the worst :)
      Can I challenge you to finish it and share with us?
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. That turned out really nice, I wish I had the talent and patience to do something like that!

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    1. Thank you! It does require a lot of patience...

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  7. Ive always loved quilts and wanted to try making one- but unfortunately Im not very crafty and i have a short attention span lol this post kinda underlined what I already knew- Im better off buying one lol thanks for saving me the money on wasted supplies!
    PS- Yours looks gorgeous though!

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    1. LOL! Thanks :)
      It was kind of an adventure, I'm very happy I managed to finish it at the end...

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  8. It looks beautiful and was meant to be yours! :)

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  9. It's beautiful! And good for you for finishing it! I'd love to attempt a quilt, but I know that I would probably never finish. Maybe I'll create my first (and probably last) quilt when my kids are out of toddlerhood.

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    1. Thank you :)
      I feel the same - it's not easy doing this kind of things with toddlers running around the house. Sometimes I actually fantasize about being old...

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  10. It's a beautiful quilt. It was just meant to be for you. Glad you were able to finish it at last. I'm now following on bloglovin :)

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    1. Thanks :) That's exactly how I feel!

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  11. I love your story...I'm especially prone to procrastination as well, except at Christmas time, when I'm frantically trying to catch up on all the homemade gifts I should have been working on year round, not just in November and December, lol. I love your beautiful quilt though, it must have definitely been meant for your little one.

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    1. Thank you :) I know, I also have those times of the year, when I find myself crafting like crazy, and other time when I hardly go into my craft room. Wish I just had the energy to craft all year round!

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  12. It looks awesome! I love it Tal!

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  13. Congratulations! You should think about quilting another because this is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I actually promised two days ago to someone from a FB group that I will, one day, quilt another one. I will have to take a deep breath before, though...

      Thanks for stopping by!

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