Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quilt Evolution

When I was a baby, I was given several handmade quilts.  If I remember correctly, I wore out one of them within the first few years so my mom put that one away in storage. I moved onto the next quilt, and by the time I wore it out I was old enough to refuse having that one put away too.  I kept using it for a long time.  And by "a long time", I mean that I used it up until when I got married.  At that point I put it away in storage, because I didn't want Sam knowing that crazy bit of me yet.

A few months ago I rediscovered my shabby little blanket, and pulled it out.  Sam was quite shocked and unimpressed by how lovely it looks.  He humoured me for a few weeks, then started subtly suggesting that I make myself a new quilt to snuggle with.

I don't really see what's wrong with this lovely item:
Pretty nice, eh?
So I got to work.  I used the Pow-wow pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew, who has some of my favourite patterns and tutorials.  I just added a few more blocks to make it bigger.  The fabric is by Lotta Jansdotter, who does some really amazing lines.  I had to search and search to find all the fabric I wanted, since it was an older line and the big stores had mostly run out.  I'm really happy about how it turned out!
I guess it's a step up from my old baby quilt.  This new one hasn't lost half the batting and turned transparent.  It will take a lot of washings and use to feel as nice, though :)