More Friday Finishes

Dear Internet,
I’ve been a terrible blogger again.
Kinda. I’ve had pneumonia. If you’ve never had it, it’s very painful. And it makes me extra sad because one of my best friends just had a baby and I can’t go visit! So frustrating.

However, I did finish up her baby blanket in time for the shower and I didn’t get sick until right after. So, with out further rambling, baby quilt time.

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I didn’t take any pictures pre-wash, and I’m a little bummed because you can’t see the details too well of the insane amount of super-last-minute quilting that I did. But yay for pixelated heart. It turned out better than I thought it would.

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Quilty bits in the heart. I like the way the variegated thread looks. It blends and then pops up. Also grasshopper.
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I hid little hearts throughout the feathering. There’s an upside down one right in the middle. I probably did about 30 of them. I didn’t count. And I love the frogs in this old line. 
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You KNOW you love someone when you cut up a bunch of your Heather Ross for them.

I did a bunch of feathering throughout the heart and stippling around the white parts… which you can’t see well, because I’m bad at finishing quilts on time and I took these pictures as I was running out the door. There’s turtles, and ladybugs, and unicorns, and frogs. All the things! There’s a few different Heather Ross fabrics and some stuff I’d had stashed around and some extras I picked up from Joann’s, like some really cute white-on-whites.

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I also used a Heather Ross knit for the back and some extra minky because I apparently had not anticipated making a 40″x40″ baby quilt.But the puckering! Oh my word the puckering! I love the knit on the back because it made it soft without being fleece- or minky-hot, but it would pucker in the WEIRDEST places. I’d be going down the middle of a feather again and if I wasn’t RIGHT on top of the other thread, it would make a tiny little pucker the width of the thread. I probably notice it a lot more than anyone else would have, but it happened soooo much and I was very distraught until I sat myself down and had a talk that went something like this:

Me: It’s fine. It’s very small puckers.
Other me: But it’s so much!
Me: No one on earth is going to notice but you.
Other me: But, but.. I could take it all out!
Me: The baby shower is in less than a week. And babies love texture! It’s fine. It’s fine.

Also there might have been wine involved.

I’d definitely use a knit back again if I was doing a less dense quilting, and it worked out fine for the stippling – but on the feathers? Fuhgettaboutit. Awful, awful puckers. And I basted so well! Live and learn, live and learn.
Anyway, the proud new mama is very happy with it and has sent me a number of pictures already cuddling with it and her baby.

I’ll have another finish in a day or so that I’m REALLY pumped about. Until then, happy crafting, internet friends.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

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More Friday Finishes

5 thoughts on “More Friday Finishes

  1. You made a lovely quilt, I hate it when the backing puckers. I have never done a backing with knits, but it would be a soft feeling for a baby. I hope you get better soon so you can hold the new baby. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Carie says:

    Oh it’s beautiful!! And babies definitely like texture so I’m sure the teeny tiny can’t spot them on the internet puckers are only an added bonus as far as the recipient is concerned! I hope you feel better soon so you get a chance to snuggle the new arrival in person rather than by quilt proxy!

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  3. Yay!! I love it!! I am currently working on quilting my pixilated heart quilt. I need to spray baste it and then quilt it up!! So I guess I haven’t started quilting just yet, but it is my next project to work on.
    I really love the fabric choices for this one. Great job!

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