Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, a long time ago I started working on a Once Upon a Time quilt from the Modern Quilt Workshop book. The premise of the quilt is that you use it as a story telling device. You have lots of 4″ novelty fabrics on a background with “lines” connecting them.

I got the top and quilting done pretty quickly, but stalled out on the binding. I decided I wanted to do the binding properly (I’ve been machine sewing it to the back, flipping it down, then machine sewing to the front, leaving a sort of funky seam on the back) because I worked hard on this quilt. Then we moved and I got pneumonia and life went crazy and six months later the quilt was just sitting around with a half sewed on binding.

But now it is done!

The quilt is washed and dried and looks fabulous! Even though I’ve made several quilts, I always hold my breath until they come out of the dryer. I’m always convinced they are going to fall apart. I don’t understand how I am capable of creating something by sewing it together. It seems like magic.

Once Upon a Time. . .

Very blurry–not loving my new camera.

View from the side

Erik, my son and quilt owner, wanted his picture taken with his new quilt. I had to oblige. Also, he got his new Threadless.com t-shirt today and was one happy camper. I still don’t get the humor of the falling banana, but it has made the boy extremely happy.

Erik and his new quilt

Next up, a girly baby quilt in a disappearing nine patch pattern. I have the top together, just need to remember where I put my store of batting.

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