Our niece Amy had her baby boy this month and today I finally finished his quillow and got it in the mail to California.
I thought I was going to enjoy making quillows because they go together so much faster than a fancier quilt. But after making 2 for myself (one was a size test to see if it would work well for babies, didn’t like it, gave it to the dog) and two for the new babies in the family, I’ve decided there are things about them that annoy me. One is working with large, 2-yard pieces of fabric and batting. I have to get down on the floor to get the layers pinned together. I do have enough open space in the studio, it’s just the crawling around that gets me. I have wall-to-wall carpeting in there; maybe it would be different on wood.
It’s hard for me to get the corners squared up. So what I ended up with was fairly straight by eyeball, but don’t take a ruler to them.
I learned from Jack’s quillow not to use directional/striped fabric. I didn’t have any problems figuring out which end was up, but the alphabet fabric was printed off-grain. I had to buy extra fabric and re-do the pocket after blocking it. The pocket part came out pretty good that time. The 2-yard piece was another story and I just left it alone. I just couldn’t keep throwing money at it.
I’m glad these two projects are done. Shame on me for dragging them out so long. I should have timed them so that all that was left to do when the babies were born was to make the labels. Sophia’s was a month late and Jack will be 3 weeks old when he gets his, probably on Tuesday. It’s not looking good for Anya’s at this point LOL.
Oh, I didn’t tell you? We’re having a granddaughter in less than a month now and her name will be Anya.