Thursday, October 9, 2008

My first quilt

I've always wanted to make a quilt. My mom has made some cute ones in the past and I've always thought it would be fun to try it out. I found out very quickly that it's definitely a labor of love, but worth every second. I didn't follow a pattern, I figured I'd just go with the flow, luckily I think it turned out pretty cute.

I actually made this one for Curly's up coming birthday, but I told her when I started it that it was for her, so she would stand by me as I was working on it and say - mine, mine! I couldn't resist giving it to her just a little early.

Stay tuned for the next one... I already have big plans!!


The Higginbothams said...

June is so fortunate to have such a talented mother! Your skills are impressive, and I really like the material you used. Way to go!

Beck n' Ben said...

Way cute - Super impressed! You should check out "Amy Butler's Little Stitches" on Amazon.

Erica said...

Becca, I just checked out "little Stitches", I love it. I might just have to buy it. THANKS!

Diane said...

Wow! That is so cute. Great job!

Jill said...

Erica, that is the cutest quilt! How sweet that June loves it so much already.

Michele said...

I love the back! I just finished a quilt top but still have to quilt it. Missed you at apron night - I bet you make cute aprons too! I hope you can join us next time.

dana said...

You did it! SO cute!!
So many things I love about it:
* the bright colors
* the Spiral Square quilting thing. Cool idea
* the 1/3, 2/3 fabric backing. Another cool idea
* the CUTE June to go on top!!
Seriously, you did a really good job. I love it. You've inspired me.
And I'm bringing your book back to you tomorrow. Thanks! :)

megan said...

ok, dana alerted me to your blog and to your quilt...I love love love it!! I can't believe you didn't have a pattern and I can't believe you did every square that way!!! That would take foreverrrr! But it's beautiful!! It makes me want to make one!!! And it's your first one? How did it turn out so perfectly? It was fun seeing you at kidspace...hopefully we can run into each other again

Novena said...

Oh, Erica! It's beautiful! Love the colors, and the great quilting that you did on it. I'm so impressed - you are so busy with baby and hubby and new house - and now a FINISHED quilt! Whew!

Jessica said...

This is so great!! Love it!!

And PS- you are, like, the only supporter or the name Slater. Slater-lovers stick together!!

RichandNetta said...

Gosh, Erica...that is really good. I am totally impressed. I love the colors, pattern you came up with,
and the stiching is amazing. You are very creative. I bet June loves it forever.

1000 Miles in 2021 said...

I have been thinking how fun it would be to quilt--but haven't dared try it. You might inspire me. I got your blog off your mom's- its fun to read about you and your precious little one!
Love, Megan

chad said...

Beautiful!!!!! I SO love it!

Kim said...


This is amazing!

Glad you checked out my blog--I think it's always such fun to see what everyone is up to.

I am very impressed with your talent. I just need to know if you did the quilting by hand or with a machine? Either way, I'm stunned!

We should all get together again; next time we arrange something, I will get your contact info from Tauna.

happy Haunting!