Monday, August 3, 2009

Savannah's Quilt

Some of you know that last semester, while Stephen was very busy with school, we decided I would take a 4 week quilting class. It met one night a week and was supposed to teach you how to quilt, from beginning to end and was also supposed to serve as a small dose of sanity and quite time for me. After I had Savannah, I had dreams of sewing blankets, dresses, costumes...but also didn't know how to sew a stitch! So why not jump right in-skip the basics of sewing, how to mumbo jumbo-and go right for the big time!

I found gorgeous fabric online and began stock piling it for a twin sized quilt for her bed. The quilting class did teach me the basics, but also never finished the small quilt (it sits unfinished in a closet somewhere) and I was left hoping I knew enough to pull off this much larger and more expensive project without falling on my face.

I found blogs for several wonderful and amazingly talented women (Camille Roskelley, Heather Bailey, Jennifer Paganelli, and Sandi Henderson) who inspired me and taught me how to get through making this quilt! I know this isn't the most exciting post, but I am really proud of finishing it and super-happy that Savannah likes it:)

45 comments:

Jennifer said...

Becky thanks so much for sharing this..This quilt is to die for and so is the munchkin..loving that pillow accent!!!

Camille said...

What a fantastic first quilt, and what a lucky little girl! I love it!

Kaye Prince said...

So pretty! I really love the fabrics that you used, and it is plain to see that your little girl really loves it!

LauraJ said...

Such a pretty quilt for such a pretty girl!

Aimee said...

What a great story! The quilt is really lovely. Way to perservere and finish such a big project!

The Gorbys said...

Great job! I love your choice of colors...so bright and fun!

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Carol said...

Fabulous. My first quilts were not that good.

Shari said...

What beautiful fabrics and so well done! Just perfect for a 'big girl' bed - what a cutie! You can be proud of both your quilt and your daughter!

Sara said...

That is such a cute quilt - bright and lively...and a cute little one to enjoy it...

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Becky, this is wonderful! You will cherish this for many many years. It is an amazing beginner quilt. Great job.

kwiltmakr said...

oh that is so sweet. I think your daughter really likes it from the smile on her face. It is a darling quilt. Love the colors.You did a great job on it. Someday you will get that other quilt out and finish it when the time is right.

Anne said...

Great story and you did a fantastic job with it!

tooznie said...

Your daughter looks delighted! You can't go wrong with pink & green, what an impressive first quilt!

Helen said...

Its a beautiful quilt. And the photo of your daughter, awwwwww, so sweet!

Vivian said...

What a lovely quilt, and the photo of your daughter with it is precious. Those are my favorite photos of my quilts -- with the person it was made for. Great job!

Cara said...

Always be proud of any finish, and yours turned out wonderfully! It is adorable.

tirane93 said...

that's a lovely quilt. if you don't believe me, ask the judge in your last picture. she's smiling from ear to ear!

Natalia said...

Very cute! I love girlie quilts! :)

Rhondi said...

Such wonderful colors! Perfect for a little girl. You did a great job!

Katie B. said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Your little girl must adore it. I love your fabric choices!

Ariane said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

SewCalGal said...

I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Blogger's Fall Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

ROZ said...

What a darling little girl, and she loves her colorful quilt. Charming

Rene' said...

You did a great job with this quilt. I love the fabrics and the colors are so refreshing. I can tell your daughter is proud of it too. Thanks for sharing.

karenfae said...

it looks great. I love quilts in white and bright.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Kathy said...

It looks like she really loves her quilt on her big girl bed!

paula, the quilter said...

What a special quilt for such a big girl.

Vicki said...

I really like the pink and green color combination. :D

Leslie said...

this is so fantastic and i am so inspired by your design.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Look at your happy girl!! Well done! that makes it all worth it!!

a little bit biased said...

It's a beautiful quilt and the colors are fantastic. That is so great that you took the initiative and actually finished it!! And on you're own too! That is great and such a big accomplishment to finish your first quilt. It will get so much easier from here!

Renee said...

awww - she looks super happy with her quilt! It is lovely :)

Kristin said...

Wonderful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt!


Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

This quilt is just beautiful!

Erin said...

Love the colors.
Love the quilt.
Love your little girl ... she's so sweet. I remember when my DD graduated to a big girl bed and had that same look of happiness on her face.

Sara said...

I love the colors! And I have several of those kinds of projects in one of my closets! Maybe one day I will dig them all out and finish them...

Quilty Ramblings said...

all your time and effort is worth it when you see the new owner is so happy....

double_mocha said...

I LOVE it! Wondering - did you buy your daughter's bed recently? I have been looking for one just like it ... double_mocha@hotmail.com

ParisMaddy said...

Very sweet!

Catherine said...

Areally pretty and feminine quilt. Lovely fabrics and the owner looks pretty pleased with it!!

MARIKA said...

I like it the quilt very nice.
Marika

rebecs said...

really cute! great job on picking the fabrics!

sewpam63 said...

What a gorgeous happy loved quilt that was stitched with LOVE!!! ; ) It's perfect for your daughter. You should be very proud indeed! Thanks for sharing.!