Recently I posted about my newest hobby, quilting. I can’t believe I have waited this long to try it, it’s so much fun! Plus, all the fabulous fabrics out there really allow you to make something special and completely unique.
This is the “boy” version of the quilt that I already posted, that we’ll use for the baby once we adopt. Since we’re not sure on sex, I’ve made a boy and a girl quilt, and then I can donate the one we don’t end up using. They’re both made from the Jelly Roll Jam quilt pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, and these quilts are a BLAST to make!
I haven’t had a chance to back this quilt yet, and do the machine quilting, but that is my plan for the weekend. I’m excited to get it finished, because I’ve already ordered more fabric for some holiday projects from Fat Quarter Shop, and really want to get started on them! Hopefully, in the next few months, I’ll be able to tell you all which quilt we’re using, which will be really exciting!!
Thanks for hanging in there with us during this journey. Your comments, prayers, and support are so appreciated.
In my last post, I talked about how I was planning on making a few baby quilts for when we’re finally matched and bring home our baby. I decided to make a “girl” and a “boy” quilt, and then I can donate whichever one we don’t end up needing. Since this was my first quilt, I really wanted something simple and easy to do, and I found a really neat pattern from Fat Quarter Shop, called Jelly Roll Jam. There’s even a YouTube tutorial!
So, over the past 10 days, I’ve been frantically waiting for my second jelly roll of fabric to arrive (I wanted to mix and match from two different rolls, but didn’t realize this until after getting my first jelly roll in the mail). Once it showed up, it was time to get quilting! All in all, I probably put in around 10 hours, from start to finish, and I am really happy with how this first quilt turned out! I machine quilted it and used my sewing machine to bind it as well (who has time for hand sewing?!), and I can’t wait to throw it in the wash a few times to really soften it up!
The “Boy” quilt is next…I’m excited to see how it turns out as well!