Monday, January 9, 2012

Kate's Quilt

I told you that you'd have to wait until after Christmas for pictures of the baby LOFT I was working on--I did it!  It was quilted, bound, washed AND wrapped before my sister and brother in law came with their little baby Kate for Christmas.  Here's some pics of the finished quilt:

I am especially proud of the free-form 'K' I pieced for the backing.

I quilted the top with an allover swirl/paisley meander that I've been favoring these days.  I love the freedom you have with an all-over pattern.  As long as you stay consistent with the size, the sky's the limit!

There's something special about making a quilt for a loved one--and something extra special about making a baby quilt.  It's as if all your hopes, dreams and prayers for that little person are sewn into the seams right down to the last stitch of the binding.  I'm so glad I took the time to make this little quilt.  And to be honest, I like it so much, I feel like making another just to have around!