Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hawkeye Quilt

I made a baby quilt a few months ago for one of my managers. It was only the second quilt I've ever made, and technically the only 'real' one - the t-shirt quilt I made previously can only be loosely defined as a quilt :) 


Anyway, she is a huge Hawkeyes fan and not very 'girly' so I thought this theme was appropriate. 


I tried a traditional pinwheel pattern I'd seen online, but from what I know now about quilting there's many things I could have done more efficiently.



I used my regular sewing machine with it's regular do-everything foot to machine quilt a basic diamond shape.





You can see in some of the photos that there is some puckering, but overall I'm satisfied with the results. 






Did I mention I made this in under two weeks start to finish? They asked if I'd known about the baby shower beforehand when I delivered it, but nope, I started thinking about it once I received the invitation!


Overall, it was good practice and the gift was well-received. What more can I ask for? 

5 comments:

  1. I'm not a Hawkeye fan (horrors!) but I think this is a really nice quilt. It looks good, and the quilting does too. Well done, especially without using a walking foot!

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  2. Very nice! You did a great job in only TWO weeks... now I hope you "labeled" it. 20 years from now someone will want to know who made it, why for, and when.

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  3. Adam is jealous. Before he knew you gifted this to someone, he was asking me how much you were selling it for. He wanted to buy it- seriously.

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  4. If you want one I could easily do it again (and probably better than the last time). I take custom order requests on my etsy so if you're really interested feel free to make an offer there/any other special requests. My prices are very reasonable!

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  5. I didn't know you were so crafty! Great job

    Sonia K

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