A Sweet Finish

I so admire the delicate, precise stitches of a beautifully hand quilted quilt. I can only imagine the patience and dedication quilting by hand requires and I love the vintage feel a quilt has when it’s done by hand.

About a year ago I was given a partially pieced quilt top by my youngest sister. (She tried, but quilting is just not her thing.) So I finished the top and, after much persuasion and encouragement from my quilty sister, I decided to try to hand quilt this baby sized quilt.

You know, it’s good to try new things. When it doesn’t work out, at least you can say you tried – right?

I tried. Didn’t work. I absolutely couldn’t do it. And my admiration for those of you who do hand quilt grew tenfold.

Unexpected Quilt


This week I wanted an easy project to work on just to keep my sewing mojo during Christmas week. So I picked out all the hand stitching I had done  and did a nice loopy meander on the baby quilt. I finished hand stitching the binding while watching a Christmas movie and voila! another WIP finished.

Quilt Front - Unexpected


The quilt was originally suppose to be large enough to use as a picnic quilt, but I had to rework it so it’s a bit smaller. It will make a great donation quilt for a sweet little girl somewhere.

Unexpected Quilt Close-Up

I’ve learned that there are some things I cannot do and I’m okay with that. I’m happy to call this a finish! I’m naming this quilt ‘Unexpected’ because so much of it was a surprise to me.  I also think it’s a fun name for a baby quilt. 🙂

I have several projects lined up for 2015 and I can’t wait to get started! Today I’m linking up with TGIFF @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @Confessions of a Fabric Addict


About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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5 Responses to A Sweet Finish

  1. Deb says:

    I love your quilt. This is my first link up and look forward to more!

  2. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on the beautiful finish. There is nothing wrong with doing things our own way, but I agree that it is good to try new things. 🙂

  3. Carie says:

    |I’ve done a little hand quilting but I think I’m with you, I prefer using the machine, I just can’t get it quite as even as I would like – bur on the other hand a friend’s mother who is an amazing quilter refuses to machine quilt because she says she can’t get the precision of hand quilting! I just think it’s lovely there are so many options!

  4. You have the right attitude… it’s great to try new things! This little quilt finished up so cute. It will make some little girl very happy! Nice finish!

  5. Great name for this quilt, and the only way to learn new things is to try them! I am glad you gave hand quilting a try; maybe it will catch hold some other time. 🙂 I hope you are having a lovely holiday season.

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