I am officially changing my name to quilterella...not to be confused with bakerella(I haven't baked anything that I am particularly proud of). This super adorable quilt was sewn by MOI, and I have to give myself props because my mom didn't help!! Ok ok, she was actually here when I finished it and she did help out with the binding...but I did the sewing. I am notorious for handing projects over to my mom when they get too complicated, she is the true quilterella! Aside from random church projects this is my first machine quilt. I have done plenty of tie quilting in the past, but I like that this blanket is free of the little yarn nobbies. I have no idea what quilting style this is, there is a box sewn within each square. If you know what it's called, you can fill me in. A special thanks to the late night quilting party members... may I someday quilt as well as you!!
Of course there is always a sad story to accompany any great success I have. One whole day after completing the quilt it was RUINED by popcorn grease. My children are very proud of the fact that they are capable of preparing their own snacks; and brought over a freshly popped bag of popcorn to show me their achievements. Yes, you guess it... the quilt was sitting next to me, directly under the bag that was being held up by the wrong end. Luckily it was the Movie Theater edition so it contained extra butter... the bright orange kind :-) I reached for the closest thing I could, which happened to be a Kleenex to try and get the grease out. After washing it over and over and soaking the spots with Dish detergent- it is ready for baby. I learned a valuable lesson of not leaving freshly sewn baby blankets kicking around. Hopefully I can get the crib skirt and sheet made before she arrives. This collection is seriously to die for... there are so many cute fabrics- check out this line (the pictures above don't really do it justice). I am thinking I am going to need one for Ellie's bed, because I haven't seen fabric this fun in long time!