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Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Stella Takes a Trip...

I've been coveting and hoarding this adorable fabric for about 3 years now. It was just too sweet and too pastel for my little guy. So when my cousin recently had a little girl (whom she named after our Gram) I knew the time had come - it was time to part with it. I absolutely adore the little house fabric on the back - which was honestly the toughest piece to let go of :)

So anyhow... this is what I've been working on. The pattern is called A Trip Around the World and is shamefully easy to do. Once you've got all your cutting completed it goes together in just a few hours! Here's a great link on how to get started on your very own - Tripster. Your results will vary drastically depending on the fabrics you select. I quilted it on my Gammill Classic Long Arm - which is really my favorite part. I love the art of free motion. Binding, however, is another story - I absolutely Dread doing binding!! And then, for some fool reason I decided to to hand stitch the binding... Ugh! What was I thinking... I'm super slow at it and don't find it as relaxing as most folks do. So in the end when I had finally finished the binding I was so sick of the project that I hurriedly got it all boxed up. Today I realized I hadn't taken any photos... after it's been squished up in the box for a few days waiting for the post.

So you'll have to excuse the creases...


Here's hoping Baby Stella will get years of enjoyment out of this sweet little number!

(Click on each photo for better detail)

4 comments:

Mom said...

What an awesome blanket for little Stella. She will just love this keepsake. Good Job- Beautiful...

chelsie said...

What a kind auntie you are! And dang good with that long-arm quiting machine...way to go! It's a beautiful treasure for a ver lucky girl.

Jackie said...

Lovely quilt. How big is the long arm quilter?I saw some that filled a room.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Oh how beautiful! What a precious gift. I'm super impressed. :D