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I Tied the Knot!

Actually I tied a lot of knots. But “knot” until I tried to “stitch in the ditch” {seriously, what would I have done before YouTube!?}. Y’all went all “quilt-y” on me and I had to GOOGLE “stitch in the ditch”. Thankfully that sweet girl on YouTube helped me.
I was longing for the “quilted” look so I tried it. Y’all, I am so stubborn. I asked for your advice and then I convinced myself that I didn’t have to tie it…. that I could quilt it. The best walking foot in the history of the world, combined with 1,000 pins, and my inexperience would not have made a successful looking quilt. So I gave up after one attempt at one row…. and tied the knots. I’m happy with it. Not thrilled but happy. But it’s always fun to try something new. I figured I can throw it on the table and put food on it, throw it on my lap, or lay it on the floor for the young man to roll all over and spit up all over! Here are some quick pics. I’m off to get the girls from school!
ps- Quilters, you amaze me! The cutting nearly killed me and I hardly had to cut out anything! 7″ squares… y’all are probably laughing at me! 🙂

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  • Shireen
    November 13, 2008 at 10:55 am

    So Christmasy! 🙂 I like it! 🙂

    However, it does sound like a lot of work! Whew.

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I’m always amazed at the quilts my mom makes – she says it’s so much more fun than sewing, but I barely have the patience to sew and know I would give up after cutting half of the squares. Your quilt looks great though! I love the fabric you used for the backing. 🙂 You must get no sleep making all of these cute things! It takes me forever just to applique a couple shirts!

  • Anonymous
    November 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Just beautiful. You know, once the pain of that project is behind you (like childbirth, you’ll forget), you can try draw lines diagonally from corner to corner – big X’s on each square – and you don’t have to follow those pesky seamlines. Stithing in the ditch is over-rated.

  • becky
    November 13, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    yeah, my mama’s one of those crazies that quilt in her lap. don’t even ask. all i know is that she has been working on 5 quilts since a little before lil sis was born and she is finally quilting the last 4 (they are all matching twin size alabama ones for my boys and two for my nephews.)

    amazing all you sewers. i haven’t sewn a darn thing in over 5 months. i wonder if i can still thread my machine??

    very cute quilt!!

  • andi
    November 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Cute-I would be the stich in the ditch if I tried.

  • Jennie-Marie
    November 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Will you please spread some of your craftiness(and energy) this way!!! How in the world do you do all that you do, while having 3 children. Again, you’re amazing!

  • the brown's
    November 13, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    i sure would be thrilled with it if i had produced something that looked that great!!

    i love it!!

  • Kellie Patton
    November 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Beautiful Darby!

  • The Pavliches
    November 13, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    seriously, how do you have time with kids? they take up my whole life!

  • Erin
    November 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Hi! I’m a long time lurker, first time poster 🙂 and quilter! Welcome to the club, it gets easier with time, I promise!

  • MGF
    November 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Sp pretty. This makes me wanna stay up late and sew something pretty.

  • KBroome
    November 14, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Could you show a tutorial of how to go about making a quilt for first timers? I’ve been dying to learn, but I don’t know the first thing to do. I love the Christmas quilt! So cute!