Have you ever started a project and thought, "why in the HELL am I doing this??!?!" Yeah...that was me. I had this hairbrained idea that I could make a rag quilt. I saw a pin on pinterest for a baby rag quilt. This one was different. It had long strips instead of those itty bitty squares. The directions were step-by-step. Easy-peasy, right?
Let's just say that I started this in, oh...October. It was going to be a gift for my niece who was to be born in December. Thought I'd have PLENTY of time. Good thing, since I didn't finish it until about 2 weeks ago!!
I learned a lot making this. One of those things was that I'm not a fan of quilting! I give MAJOR props to all the quilters out there! I do absolutely LOVE how it turned out.
I spent 5 hours just doing the binding. Whew. The one side was cake. The other, not so much. I'm not a fan of hand sewing! That bee fabric is my favorite :)
And, if you're still reading...I'll tell you what I did. This quilt went to my niece as I already said. Her mom is B's sister and they live in Florida, so I had to ship it down to them. I decided that it needed a note to go along with it and this is what I wrote:
This is a very special quilt for a very special girl. You see, when your grandma passed away, I was lucky enough to receive her sewing machine. With that sewing machine, she made quite a bit of things, including very special blankets and quilts for your mommy and Uncle B. I know if she were still here, she would've made you a special quilt with that very machine and so, I did it for her. She would've been so excited for you to be here! Lots of love