a puppy love quilt

puppy love quilt

Awfully sweet, isn't it?

So what’s worse? The fact that I probably started this quilt for my niece’s 1st birthday and that she just turned 2 in july? Or that even though I finally finished it, I have managed to bring it over to give to her?

In any case, I picked up this quilt kit on sale at Joann’s long enough ago that I can’t remember the details… However, over the last x number of months, I’ve been working on it with the idea of giving it my niece. (Well, technically she’s my fiance’s niece, but does that detail really matter?) I can’t recall if the kit pieces were cut out or not, but I do have vague recollections of doing some cutting so I’m going to guess not.

I really don’t enjoy quilting which I think is why I bought a kit so I didn’t have to put much thought into it.  I did end up sewing the entire thing by hand, including the piecing. The quilting itself probably took the longest – mostly I just kept getting bored with it.  Each of the outside squares is quilted 1/4″ away from the seams, as is the large center panel. Then in the large panel I also quilted around each bunch of large flowers to help hold the layers together. Although you can’t see it in the picture, the backing is the all-over pink and white printed flannel – the same as some of the small squares.

Very fuzzy, but if you squint and try real hard, you can see the stitches around the large bunch of flowers!

A basic store-bought quilt binding in bright pink was also handsewn along the edges to finish the quilt. I must say, all in all, it turned out quite charming… but I am NOT in a rush to make any more quilts. (But I am happy to have one gift to store away until Christmas!)

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