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2.02.2010

in your face naysayer (Adam)

Adam always makes fun of me when I start a project
because I am, in his words, "odd jobs McGee"
but i am happy to say....I did it!
I finished my first quilt.

Since my most favorite childhood friend finally decided to have a baby, I thought the least i could do was make her a personal gift.  I never would have had the guts though without the very thorough tutorial by the crafting wonder....Kelly McCaleb (over at my happy little life ). She never fails to inspire and is overflowing with good old fashioned maternal talent. Don't be intimidated...you can do it too! I assure you my sewing abilities are very basic....like sewing-in-a-straight-line basic.

Here are the pics of the what i started with and the adorable little munch who now occupies it :) in all its imperfect glory....



Thanks Kelly!

team boo 's you

17 comments:

Sara said...

That's beautiful. Perhaps someday, I'll think about maybe starting to get right ready to look into doing something like that.

cara. said...

love it!

Krista said...

i love it too!

G-rant said...

RADness! Good work! and thanks for the sweet words.
kelly

Kera said...

freaking congrats! kelly is the best isn't she? just yesterday she was giving me pms advice, and now she's helping you be a quilt diva. one.day.i.will.make.one.of.those.

Tiffany said...

I love it, McGee!

communikate. said...

love it.

i'm doing good with sewing straight lines too. that's extent of my skills.

kelly said...

i love the bright colors. you got mad skillz! I have a blanket i started on a loom...a freaking loom... from when Lena was in utero.

kelly said...

oh and i love the baby's turquoise knit onesie/ red shoes combo. the perfect compliment to your masterpiece.

moonshinejunkyard said...

seriously, what kelly said... those bright colors, and with a BABY to boot, you're killin me.

i'm totally freaked out to try sewing. but you're inspiring, and i know i should. i think i can, i think i can, i think...

jen said...

That is so freakin' adorable! I want to make one now!

Sara Ballstaedt said...

this looks so great!

adorable baby

The Jensen Kids said...

Ok! Amazing! You have completely inspired me ( I just got a sewing machine for Christmas) and I really want to try. After 2 cute boys I am finally pregnant with baby #3 and it's a girl! I think she needs one of these super cool blankets to lounge on.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors you chose. Would you mind telling me where you got them? Are they from a packet or did you pick out each one? Much love!

megara said...

i love this! i made one similar to this with my mom, and it's one of my favorite quilts ever! darling!


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the mama monster said...

i love it! so cool and vintage looking. you rock!

Deborah said...

this is the cutest quilt ever! i totally want to make one now. you are going to have to show me how. after you get all settled with the new one of course :) plus i am in no hurry, its not like a have a baby or anything.

grant + brittany said...

i am so jealous of this. i'm inspired.

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