Tuesday, October 12, 2010

little quilts

 A while ago I pieced a little baby doll quilt for Ella out of the leftover fabric I had from her baby quilt.  And over the weekend I finally got around to quilting it!  My Mom had some free time and helped me use her long arm machine.  If you don't know what a long arm machine is...it's huge!  Really!  It takes up the length of the loft in my parents house and allows my Mom to quilt anything.  I can't remember the brand, but it's a big time one - does everything except computerized quilting.  My Mom is amazing with it and I am s l o w l y learning. 

So all I did on the little quilt were straight lines, which is a lot harder than it sounds.

sorry for dark pictures, it was kind of late!

I wasn't concerned about having perfectly straight lines, I like the wonky look.  But when I was finished my entire quilt was wonky!  I wish I had a picture of it - I had to really stretch it back to a square.  (We think this happened because I always started left and quilted to the right.)  But Ella didn't care! 

And neither does Dora!

I also have this little quilt I finished this weekend that I had planned on bringing to the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild swap.  But instead of quilting it at my Mom's, I'm spending my evening with Brent!


  1. I like the picture in the dark!!
    Very COOL!!!

  2. I loved the house blocks with the pockets! I can so see that as a Christmas city advent calendar piece! Too cute!