Monday, September 24, 2012

Trick or Treat Completed!

Or, baby's first quilt.

I just put the last stitches in the binding of Trick or Treat. Much like Baby RLQ, this quilt has been nine months in the making. I cut into the fabric still in the daze that came with learning we were pregnant, and as it turns out I finished it just two weeks before she is due.

I hope she likes it.

It's a new experience, making a quilt for my OWN child, I must admit. By my count I have made a total of 9 "baby" quilts at this point; four for family, three for friends and two for charity. I figured I had it down. But it turns out, there was this immense pressure to get it RIGHT this time: I know she is going to watch me improve as a quilter over the years, and I want the first quilt I made from her to stand up to any comparisons.

It's easy to say "I love you" with fabric, but how do you say "you are mine and I love you more"? I worked a lot harder on the free-motion quilting for this quilt than I had for previous ones, and I scoured Etsy for the fabric I needed to make my first-choice binding when it became hard to find. I think all my fussing was a way to feel close to her - on the one hand she's been with me 24/7 through the entire process, but on the other I still haven't actually met her.

But, at least I know where I will lay her on when she comes home from the hospital, and what to warm her with if her first halloween gets a little cold. Stay in and grow strong and healthy as long as you like, little one. When you come out your father and I are ready to wrap you in love :-)


  1. Cute! I guess quilters show love through fabric the way cooks show love through food. Hopefully Baby O becomes a quilter herself so that she can truly understand all the love and effort that went into making this quilt. Good job in getting it done before she's done!

  2. Very cute! And clearly made with a mother's loving touch. I love the quilted "Boo!"

  3. The wonderful thing about kids...they love it because mommy made it! :) It's like they can sense the love that was put into it. And I know you put a lot of love into this quilt. Can't wait to see pictures of the baby all cuddled up in her quilt.

  4. Love this quilt! The border adds just the right pop, and the quilting is just lovely. It will be a great Halloween quilt to keep your baby snuggly in a few weeks!

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