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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Birthday Quilt

quiltI never did post about it but I did make it. At least I think I didn’t. Somehow I don’t think I posted about B’s birthday at all. Poor third baby. I made a variation of this quilt. My version is substantially less fancy but more in keeping with this one¬†and this one. I omitted the binding and the contrast strips.

I had fun making this one. The squares were easy to put together (good, clear instructions!) but the sewing was more challenging in some ways. I wasn’t worried about getting it perfect and I’m happy with how it turned out albeit plenty wonky. It is way more challenging to match the points of multiple triangles than it is to match the points of a few squares.¬†There are so many seams! It was a learning experience, the seams are more stressed. The quilt already has some scars but, not to worry, it just meas that I got to put some of my perle cotton to good use.

The fabric is all over the place. There’s some Alexander Henry, Ellen Luckett Baker, a vintage sheet and a Japanese print. Then I threw in some stuff I bought in New York while I was pregnant because it seemed fitting and something that I bought last summer in the Finger Lakes because it also seemed fitting. In short, an exercise in fabric free association.

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Three first birthdays and three blankies. It’s hard to warp my head around. Babies and birthdays and it’s all flying by so fast.

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