I have finally finished the Hawaiian baby quilt I’ve been working on. It’s been my back-burner project for, oh, almost four years! The baby it’s intended for is now almost three and not really a baby anymore, but hopefully he’ll like it anyway.
While it has certainly been a lot of work (the central portion is all hand-quilted), it’s the most satisfying project I’ve ever worked on. The thread color isn’t consistent, the applique is crooked, and I have a lot to learn about mitered corners, but I’m ready to start another, this time for my own baby. Hopefully it will be done by the time he goes to college.
Here’s a closer look at the stitching on the back side.
And here it is in all its glory.
If you want to make your own (and I highly recommend it–quilting is very meditative and also a great way to pass the time when you’re on the phone or chatting it up with someone), check out our Hawaiian Quilt Project from the pages of CRAFT, Volume 02.