Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lily's Quilt

Last Monday my friend Janel had a baby girl named Lily.  I just had to make something for her.  I decided on a rag quilt.  Since I knew she was coming I started shopping for the quilt a while ago.  I found two cute print flannels and kept searching for a third print or solid to go with them.  I found a solid.  When I was cutting the blocks out I noticed the print flannels weren't actually 44" like most are.  They were barely 42" which means I couldn't get enough blocks out of what I bought.  I went back to JoAnn for more.  They only had a little of one of the prints left.  So I started looking for a fourth fabric to go with the others.  I bought one but didn't love it.  I cut out all the blocks and started pinning it together.  I HATED it!  (It was either too pink or I didn't like the way the fabrics worked or didn't work together.)  I couldn't give this to my friend's baby!  So I went back to JoAnn, thankfully the flannel was on sale, and bought something totally different.  I loved what I bought and I LOVED the way it went together.  Here's the end result:



Lily's Quilt



Lily's Quilt II



I hope to get a picture of Lily laying on the blanket, someday.



Don't think that I'm going to waste the other flannel.  The Relief Society, the woman's organization in our church, has asked us to do some service for our community this year and report about it at a dinner.  I will make the rag quilt and donate it.  I'm also working with a few sewing group friends to make afghans to donate to Real Services.  As a family we are also going to adopt one or two elderly people and help them have a better Christmas than they would.  Should be fun.

8 comments:

Justin & LeighAnne said...

Kelly your work is beautiful as always! Keep it up!

Justin & LeighAnne said...

Kelly your work is beautiful as always! Keep up the wonderful job!

Janel said...

That quilt was beautiful, and so classic. I was here when it came, and it is so sweet. You are so talented. Janel and I were talking about all the talents you have and I was impressed! -Danielle

Kelly said...

Thanks Danielle. I wish I could play the piano as well as you and tune my own piano. I'll have to get a lesson next time I visit Janel.

becca said...

I agree, Kelly, you are a woman of MANY talents! This blanket turned out lovely! I love the color combo. You have such an eye for coordinating! and Janel, I have peeked in at your blog, and Lily is beautiful!! Congrats!

Janel said...

Just so everyone knows, the blanket is so much more stunning in real life than even the pictures show. It really took my breath away to just see it sitting in the box. Thank you so much for that labor of love, Kelly. I know that you thought of us personally from the fabric picking till the very last stitch. Danielle was totally impressed today when I put Lily in the snowsuit you made (we braved the zoo). I'm so lucky to have such a talented friend...and with such a great eye for coordinating colors!

Kelly said...

Janel, you're lucky the blanket even made it in the box. I liked it so much I almost kept it. I'm so glad you like it and I hope Lily will too.



Thanks everyone for the ego stroking. That's always nice.

Janel said...

It's not called ego stroking when it's the truth!