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Sewing Project: Modern Baby Quilt

Time to cross my first project of 2013 off the list! The modern baby quilt is finished! I took some photos of it to share before I ship it off to its recipient, who is due to be born in a few weeks. I hope this quilt provides plenty of warmth and comfort for him in the future!

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Go Sew Yourself in 2013!

January is just flying by, but unfortunately it’s not because I’m having fun. January is the worst month of every year for me for many reasons; some are too personal to share, but I can say that January is always cloudy, bitterly cold, dreadful, and boring. January is when we pick up the wreckage from Christmas and plunge into the cold shock of a new year. It’s too cold to go anywhere, so we end up spending a lot of time indoors and missing out on much-needed sunlight. No wonder January is so awful! This year has been especially terrible with the flu epidemic. Many of my friends and family members are sick or have been sick with the flu this year.

That said, why not make the most out of being stuck indoors with nothing special to do? January is the perfect time to sew!

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Toddler-size Quilt and a Look at My Quilting Process

Before my daughter was born, I made curtains, nursing pillow covers, and a crib organizer from coordinating fabric for her room. Two of them — a pink floral stripe and a yellow with subtle white vines — were from the Simply Sweet collection by Barbara Glass, and one was a lime green with white polka dots that I found at a fabric store. I loved the way the colors looked together. I didn’t want mushy pastels or anything babyish for her room, and the bright colors would be exciting, cheerful, and still suitable for her when she grew into a toddler.

The final piece I wanted to make for her room was a quilt. I’ve never quilted before, but after reading a few guides, I figured that it wouldn’t be too difficult. I started on the quilt while I was still pregnant and managed to piece much of the top together before my daughter was born. The craziness of having a newborn kept me from finishing it, and shortly before her first birthday, I picked the project back up again and decided to finally finish it.

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