after a little trip to north carolina,
my quilt came home.
freshly laundered and wrinkly,
perfect for squishy baby toes.
it is made to be used,
to cuddle under,
to rest in the shade.
it is a dream I never thought would come true.
easier than I had imagined.
so much better than I ever hoped.
it is sure to be the first of many,
now that I am a quilter and no longer a quitter.


61 Comments

  1. Love love love it! Go you. It turned out beautiful!

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  2. Wow! It's beautiful! nice work!

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  3. So beautiful, I absolutely love it! Beautiful model too!

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  4. It's beautiful! This is something I would love to learn to do.

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  5. Your model is going to break some hearts one day. You better watch her. :)

    Very beautiful job on the quilt!

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  6. OMGosh I love it!! So little girl perfect!

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  7. I think it's just gorgeous and yes, this is my first comment! Love our blog!

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  8. It looks so great! I really need to get working on mine! Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. it's beautiful!!! I am so inspired to try and make one. I think I will have my mother in law help me. Love it!

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  10. Oh how lovely! What a beautiful keepsake too :)

    and wee one is just ADORABLE!!!!

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  11. Yay! It looks SO perfect for you! So your style! Bet you were going for that, huh?! hehe! You are one talented cookie!

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  12. Congratulations!!!!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! (so is Janey ;))

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  13. Julie-
    Did you do the binding, or did the Backyard Quilters do it. I love that you are using your quilt. Why have it be a decoration. It is meant to be used.

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  14. Yea Julie!! I can't wait to have a few extra hours to get to work on mine and send it away. Can you share a bit more about your experience with Backyard Quilters? Prep you did, turn around, the quilting you choose ... it looks like a floral pattern?

    I love it ... you've motivated me to make time for mine so it'll be ready come fall/winter :).

    Oh happy day!

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  15. I love the colors!!! I don't know if I have the patience to make a quilt.....would love to try one day.....

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  16. Lovely! You will have that forever.

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  17. That is so very beautiful, and it seems as if you won't be the only one enjoying it!

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  18. W~O~W~S~E~R~S!!!!
    be proud girl 'cause this one is a doozie! love it!

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  19. Love it!! You did a fantastic job! Can't wait till mine is finished!

    ~Keri

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  20. That turned out beautiful. I love how colorful it is and a cute baby always make me smile.

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  21. That's absolutely beautiful!!!

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  22. I made my first quilt last year and have used it almost every day...and I had mine quilted and bound, too!

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  23. Congratulations! Your first quilt...you should be proud!

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  24. It is truly a piece of art! What an heirloom to leave your daughters!

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  25. this is immensely beautiful, truly inspiring. Almost makes me brave enough to try making one myself.

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  26. Oh my it's ahhhmazing! Love it so much.

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  27. That quilt is beautiful! I love the colors!

    So, you made the quilt and then had had the top stitching stuff done?

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  28. That is beautiful. I would so love to learn how to do it.

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  29. That is so beautiful, I love the colors. Super job!

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  30. Very beautiful!! Such an inspiration!! I've been wanting to try and make a quilt but a little scared I guess. Thanks again for sharing

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  31. Very beautiful!! Such an inspiration!! I've been wanting to try and make a quilt but a little scared I guess. Thanks again for sharing

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  32. It looks great!

    http://www.eyeballgirl.com

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  33. I LOVE the colors, so bright and fun, perfect for playing under in the shade on.

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  34. i think that is the prettiest quilt i have ever seen. :)

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  35. I just found your blog today via the Fab K design giveaway post. I am following you as well!
    Love the quilt!

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  36. What a beautiful quilt. It is sad when people put them away. They are to be used and loved! I really like the bright colors, it is very "summery"!

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  37. I am so envious...it is gOrGeOuS!!!! Way to go, you quilter, you!

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  38. Your quilt is beautiful but not as gorgeous as your precious baby!!! Have a fabulous day chicky!!
    ~Molly P

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  39. Oh my goodness! I love it! I love all those fabrics & colors! I am wanting to get into quilting soon and I hope to make one that pretty one day!

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  40. quilts are the best! It is beautiful and your girls will love it

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  41. you've inspired me! i want to make two quilts for my girls to have as they grow up. awesome job!

    urbanbundle

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  42. Beautiful! I completely agree that quilts are meant to be used, not looked at.... that's how memories get made! My heart about stopped the first time my mom pulled out HER gradma's quilt for my kids to take on a picnic but now I realize it's something so special to share with them. I love the colors you chose. Great job!!!

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  43. It is so beautiful - I loooove the colors!

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  44. Your quilt turned out so beautiful! I can't blog mine yet, as it is a gift. Love the photos too adorable.

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  45. Love it! Please tell us what to do before sending it to them. Love that idea!

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  46. Hi - I really like this quilt! I want to learn to quilt, but am so afraid. What is this pattern? How hard was it? How big is the quilt?? Sorry, so many questions...you've just inspired me :-)

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  47. good for you! i just finished my first quilt too :)

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  48. It looks great. Isn't piecing so easy and fun. I love it. If only fabric wasn't so expensive! I love the colors and fabric choices. Very girly!

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  49. LOVE IT! I've bought my fabric but never gotten started...here's to doing that this weekend! :) You did a fabulous job! Out of curiosity - what size did yours end up? Love, love, love it! Great fabric picks too!

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