Monday, May 21, 2012

Made with love.

You guys, I did it.
I finally did it.

I made my first...

When I got my sewing machine a few years ago, making a quilt was always my goal.
So when I found out this winter I was going to be an aunt {x2}, I knew I had to finally do it.
What better reason?!
So I got to work on my little nephew's baby quilt.

Oh goodness, it was hard.
A lot of cutting crooked, seem ripping {SO much seem ripping}, a few tears of frustration, and lots and lots of love & prayer went into to this little guy.
I have to say, the prayer part was my favorite.
Let's just say I spent a lot of hours on this guy, so I had lots of time to pray for my little nephew as I worked.
I prayed for who he already is and who he's going to become, but mostly that he knows how loved he is and that he learns to love Jesus.  

I couldn't find one great tutorial to use, so I used a combination of several! Here's what I found helpful!

{all fabric from Joann's!}

And I'm OVER THE MOON excited to finally be able to link up with this week's Sew & Tell with a quilt project! Usually its just basic stuff like camera straps and aprons :)
Another life goal...checked off the list! 


Ashley said...

Katie that is AMAZING!! My mom used to make quilts so I know how much hard work went into this - so pretty!

The Presutti's said...

It's gorgeous :) I love it :)

Nicole Marie said...

way to go!! i have no talent like that at all

Blair McLeod said...

that is gorgeous! way impressed (and jealous)
blair -- your newest follower. :)

My-cliffnotes said...

Cutest thing ever, they're so hard for sure. I had to make one in HS for a class I was in and I ended up having my mom do it because I just "couldn't".

Love it

Boldly Chic Planner said...

so gorgeous! it is perfect for Baby B!

Brenda said...

Great job Katie...your little nephew will love it and will stay warm this winter.

Christina said...

oh my goodness I LOVE IT!! Awesome job - this is one of my "life goals" as well :)

Emily grapes said...

Way to go!! That's insane you accomplished this! I have no doubt he'll love his auntie did this for him.
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

OMG Katie, this is awesome!! What an accomplishment! I love homemade things, especially quilts. It will last forever!

Interprintations said...

This is one of my favorite gifts that our little man received at the shower - he is going to love it!! Thank you so much for the heartfelt gift & the are already an amazing auntie. =)

Cari & baby B

Artfulife said...

So cute! Congratulations on your first quilt :)

bevkimmel said...

I love your color combination. So different from most baby quilts. I am sure it will be loved for years!

amylouwhosews said...

Great job!!! It's always such a feeling of accomplishment to finish a quilt! But when life is busy any finish should be celebrated! So the little stuff, camera straps and aprons are equally awesome!! I love seeing so many different projects! THanks for linking up and go pat yourself on the back!!

amylouwhosews said...

and PS - glad the basting spray tutorial was helpful! :)

Dayna said...

What a sweet auntie your little nephew has, and how God-honoring for you to already be praying for his relationship with Jesus! This is a precious post! Your quilt looks great. I'm excited for you to reach your goal!

Cassie said...

Way to go! It's darling!