April Sewing: Betsy’s Quilt!

Betsy and Dan are having a baby and our Sewing Club made a quilt to celebrate their little girl!  Just like the two quilts we made last spring, this was a fun group project!  I found the design (in this book) and we all contributed in one way or another to choosing the fabric.  Betsy even helped us by oh so nicely putting her nursery color choices on her blog!  Then Anne painstakingly cut all the fabric into 2-inch strips,

Heather, Steph, and Anne sewed them into log cabin blocks,

in the planning stages

and then I took all the blocks and sewed them into a quilt top!

In the meantime, Keisling had sewn the quilt back and then I took the front and the back, made the quilt sandwich, and quilted it, using dense straight-line quilting in the sashing (leaving the blocks unquilted).

I gave the quilt back to Heather to sew on the binding and Anne hand-sewed the binding to the back of the quilt.

Isn’t it beautiful?

Here’s Betsy pointing to the tiny bit of sequins that Keisling included in the back as her signature!

We had a lot of fun making this for Betsy.  We hope their daughter loves it as much as we do! 🙂

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6 Responses to April Sewing: Betsy’s Quilt!

  1. Mom says:

    Such a wonderful, full-of-memories gift for Betsy! It’s beautiful! And I absolutely love the dense stitching that you do, Laura!

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