Finishing up Baby Hearts

Posted February 6th, 2013 by marcella and filed in quilting

I’ve been quilting away and honestly, dealing with problem after problem and a thread shortage.  The quilt is done though, and it’s off to the baby shower tonight.

Yep, the second row is upside down.

What is it with me and my spacial issues?  I swear nearly every quilt I make has something upside down.

Guess it’s a good thing I’m not Amish.  The old quilting story goes that Amish quilt makers put in an intentional error “because only God can make something perfect.”  If I were an Amish quilter and tried to put in an error, I’d probably end up correcting the wrong thing and getting shunned out of the quilting group for my uppity ways.

Oh well, I’m sure the baby won’t mind.  I tell myself it’s how people know my quilts really are hand made and not store bought with the tags picked off.

For the sashing stripes I quilted down the edges of the rick rack and then top stitched closely along the edge to separate it from the white.  On the white areas I did a medium sized stipple over it all – yes, even the hearts.  I thought it would wear better and I don’t think it takes away at all from the pretty fabric hearts.

See what the less error prone are working on this Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. There’s always lots of good quilting inspiration there.

13 Responses to “Finishing up Baby Hearts”

  1. Heather says:

    I love the rick rack. I’m sure the baby will too :)

  2. lucy says:

    that is an adorable baby quilt and I am sure the recipients will be very pleased with it xxx

    Lucy xxx
    http://blog.crazyforpurple.com

  3. Katie says:

    That rick rack is awesome!!

  4. Carolyn says:

    This quilt is beautiful and I love the upside down row…it adds character to the quilt. You should be very proud of your wonderful creation.

  5. Pax says:

    It took me a while to find the upside down hearts. Then I read that it was the second row. I had picked the wrong row! LOL, I doubt anyone except a obsessive compulsive type will even notice. The quilt is adorable, I love it and wish I had a grand-baby to give one to.

  6. Leeann says:

    I think it looks like it is supposed to be like that.
    It would have shown up if all the hearts were up one way but because they are up and down, it’s like a puzzle quilt now.
    It is a very beautiful quilt and I’m sure that the mother and baby will love it for years to come :-)

  7. Sue in CA says:

    goes to show that not everyone/no one will notice … I thought it was the second row from the bottom that was upside down, LOL. You can always say that IS how it is supposed to look, couldn’t hurt.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

  8. Patricia says:

    I love the idea of the Amish and actually incorporate it into my quilts – I fugure that it is going to happen anyway – why not plan for it – and when I do, I tend to make fewer errors. I smile throughout the quilting, wondering just who might notice and if anything will ever be said – it ceratinly gives the observer something to talk about, while I sit back and smile.
    Patricia – Michigan

  9. Wanda in VA says:

    Love it, the rick rack is so cute and I too had a hard time finding the “upside” down row.

  10. DivaMomCarol says:

    I love that special row! I prefer it….truly, I do!

  11. kathie says:

    the quilt is perfect in my book
    can you send the pattern or the measurement used
    thanks from kathie

  12. Carolyn Jung says:

    I think it looks gorgeous! I even like the one row that’s different. It makes it more artsy. Seriously! Anyone who receives a gift like this will be touched beyond belief.

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