the Storybook Quilt

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This project has been finished for a while now.  It would be very embarrassing to admit exactly how long it sat in my studio looking like this…

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But it’s done now and I am so very excited to finally be sharing it here!  My first quilt!  I finished a quilt!  I’m a quilter!!!

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And it’s sloppy and so very far from perfect, but I love it anyway!  And, luckily, so does the little four year old guy it was intended for.

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I call it my “Storybook Quilt” because so many of these lovely fabrics remind me of the illustrations in vintage children’s books.

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There are some really beautiful and special fabrics in this quilt.

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And now on to Iain’s quilt (just as soon as I figure out how to use my sister’s machine).


6 thoughts on “the Storybook Quilt

  1. Heather

    Wonderful job. I finished my first official quilts just before Christmas (one was actually finished Dec 24 at 10:45ish!) I am so proud of them. They are full of errors, but my children love them all the same. I am sure yours will be treasured!

  2. Kyrie

    It’s lovely! I have begun so many quilts but sadly have not finished a single one. Someday! I especially love that woodland animal fabric; I made Bunny a pair of pants out of that when she was tiny and I loved them so! :)

  3. renee ~ heirloom seasons

    Hooray Melody, your quilt is beautiful! A perfect combination of sweet fabrics!
    I am not going to tell you how long ago I made a quilt top that has yet to be completed… but in my defense it’s because I don’t have a backing fabric, or really I should say it’s because I changed my mind about the backing fabric, and so now it sits, all these years later. Fine, I will tell you, I think it’s been about 8 years!

  4. Melody Post author

    This one was actually supposed to be for Elijah, but by the time I got around to actually quilting it, he was too old for it!

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