Sunday, January 16, 2011

Noah’s puff quilt part 2

The finishing of Noah’s puff quilt was like a marathon.  On Wednesday I finished all of my puffs.  I laid them out in a pattern that I thought was pretty :)  Then Friday I had to get it all done for the Saturday shower.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute :)  Hey I moved… I have good excuses :)


I first sewed all of the puffs into rows, and then all of the rows together.  All of the puffiness made it hard to sew… so I did a lot of squishing :)


After I got all of the puffs together (the wee hours of the morning) I had a little mini party and showed the boys that were a movie.  I am sure that they were uber interested in the top of the baby blanket I was making…. but they appeased me with oooohs and awwwws. 


I layered the back fabric, the batting, and the top with basting spray between each layer to keep it from sliding around.


Then pinned on the binding.  I decided to buy binding because of my little time dilemma.  I found this satin binding and decided the pricy $7 price tag was worth it when I found it on Thursday night. While I was pinning it on at 2am, I knew I had made the right decision.


At 3am…. this was the blurry eyed result.  FINISHED! and cute too if I do say so myself.  I decided at that point that I would quilt the layers together in the morning.  I woke up at 8:30 and decided to just put a few stitches at each of the corners of the puffs.  At 10am… I was finally finished.  I got dressed super quick, “wrapped” the gift and dashed off to the 11am shower.  But not before snapping a few poorly light, slightly blurry photos with my iphone.

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I would definitely make one again (because they are so cute and cozy), but definitely only for my own kids… or perhaps for another niece or nephew… but that is it :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having this tutorial up! I found it on Honeybear Lane months ago & it's been taken down since then. I've spent the last few days scouring the internet for another tutorial & finally found yours. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I will be starting my first one shortly. BTW, I enjoyed the rest of your blog :) I'm a new follower