Monday, August 10, 2009

WANNA SEE WHAT I MADE?

Check out my first project with my new serger. What do you think? Does a pretty good job, eh? I was meaning the serger, not myself, but you can compliment me too. hehe.


So, this is a quilt I made for my little bro Harrison. Remember when he graduated in June? Well he's already up at college at BYU Idaho. Isn't he a hottie?



I offered to make him a quilt and told him that he could pick out the material. He reached in his closet and pulled out a big sheet made out of a bunch of trees. I guess Heather, my sister, had joined together with, I think, Amber to redecorate his room and planned on making him a quilt out of that same sheet (correct me if I'm wrong guys). I think they were just going to do the easy thing and sew a border around the sheet and call it a day. Why didn't I think of that? How come I had to go 30 times above and beyond? (Cuz he's my baby brother, that's why.) Haha.

The serger did an amazing job. I just zipped right through it. I swear I was crying with joy the whole time. (until I accidentally sewed a whole strip of trees upside down. Picking out a serger thread is HORRIBLE.) I can't tell you how much I love this thing. It's been life-changing (THANK YOU Julia!).

Anyway, it turned out pretty great I think. I didn't get any pictures of the back but it's basically the same material just in big huge strips. I had a lot of material left over. And because I had a lot of material left over, I had to take ANOTHER step (Jeez! Who am I? I really need to stop.) and made some pillowcases.



And thanks Randi for helping me finish the last touches. I just couldn't find the time to tie it. She just came over and we finished it right up! You're awesome.

Oh and did I mention that Brian is extremely jealous of this quilt. He keeps saying, "Why don't you just make a different quilt for Harrison and let me keep this one?" I guess it's a winner!

5 comments:

Randi said...

It looks amazing. I love that you cleaned the floor before you took the pictures! You should have let your readers see the mess that moving makes in your house. I bet that this quilt will make all the difference for Harrison at school. Nicely done.

Christy said...

What are you talking about? Psh. My house is sparkling clean, EVEN during a big giant move to another country overseas! hahaha. (You weren't supposed to tell.)

Kelli C said...

Such a beautiful blanket! Your brother is going to love it. So, where is mine? ;)

Rachel said...

wow! that quilt is beautiful!! great job christy!

Erin said...

Awesome quilt! Wow! I need to get a serger!!