Thursday, October 1, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The First Baby Quilt

Howdy y'all, it's that time again! Jenn over at A Quarter Inch From the Edge is hosting Throwback Thursday, so it's time to dig into the past and see what we can find! Just a disclaimer, the pictures are less than superb! They were taken with a phone back before I started blogging!
Dear. Lord. Lol

When Jenn started TBT, she encouraged us to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. This quilt, for the most part, falls into the latter 2 categories I feel like. Despite that, I still smile when I think about this quilt. Mr. LBC and I got married last year (our 1 year anniversary was this past Sunday!) and for some reason, my newlywed brain thought it was a good idea to make all the kids in the family a quilt for Christmas...still not sure how that sounded like a good idea! Lol.

This little baby quilt was for my cousin's daughter who had just been born that summer. I...I know I said I liked busy baby quilts, but this one still burns my eyes a little bit where it's so bright and loud! LOL. When I made it though, I was so proud despite its mistakes. This was definitely a quilt only a baby could love. ;)
Before blogging, this was my signature picture of every quilt I made for some reason. Lol. It shows off the binding issues quite nicely. Bahahaha

This was full of firsts for me! First quilt I made after being married, first try at FMQ (oh, how terrified I was!) first time with applique. I'm still ridiculously proud of the name block with the little birds on it! It still had the usual issues (DARN BINDING TROUBLES!), so I was nervous to hand Layla's mom the bag for her to help her open it. I remember holding my breath as they pulled it out, everybody oohhhing and aaahhing. But I didn't breath until little Layla looked down at the quilt, let out a happy squeal and started smiling. When that happened, I finally finally took a breath of relief!
That font and those birds! I think this is my favorite applique so far!
I legit thought about cropping my head out of this. Lol. But I look so happy, I want to share. :)
Gawh, what a trip down memory lane... :) The link up is open over on Jenn's blog, be sure to add to the fun of looking back at our earlier quilting ventures! Thanks for reading!

12 comments:

  1. A perfect quilt. What a gorgeous photo. You both look super happy!

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    1. Thanks Linda! She is probably the happiest baby on this planet, it's hard not to smile when she's around! :)

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  2. I personally think it is an awesome quilt! Your first go at FMQing? I took so much longer to get brave enough to try. And that last photo is so full of happiness and joy... :)

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    1. I was a nervous wreck when I started stitching. I got well acquainted with my seam ripper, but it was a good start at FMQ I think! And that picture is one of my favorite pictures, she's such a doll and always makes everybody smile. :)

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  3. It's funny that you think it's bright and loud... I actually thought the colour palette was soft and soothing! Isn't it funny how hard we are on our own work.... we'd never say the things we do about other quilters work! The recipient definitely looks happy with it! Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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    1. I truly am guilty of being my own worst critic! It's so much easier to be nicer to other quilters' work than my own. All that mattered to me in the end was that she loved it! :) Thanks for hosting the linkup!

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  4. Great job with the free motion quilting! And quite a sweet quilt! As for your color palatte, maybe for the next Throwback Thursday I will post pictures of the baby quilt I made for my son. Then you will see what bright and loud really is! lol
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    1. Thanks! I originally tried to stipple, but it just wasn't happening. Lol. So I did those squiggle things instead and it turned out well enough. :) I love busy baby quilts! Gives little eyes more to see! But this one burns my eyes a little. Hahahaha

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  5. It is a cute baby quilt and I can tell my the picture of you holding Layla that she loved it, no matter what you thought.

    Happy belated anniversary.

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    1. Her reaction was the best part of that entire Christmas, I think! Lol. Nothing like a happy baby smile. :) And thank you for the belated happiness!

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  6. oh, she does like it doesn't she! Lovely font!!!

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  7. She is such a happy baby, I've never met a happier one! And thank you, I'm still in love with the font, I need to see if I can find it again to use!

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