Monday, June 29, 2009


After what seems like a million hours the quilt that I was making for Ryan is DONE! I am so relieved, excited, and frustrated all at the same time over this event. It's great that it is done and I can move back to other crafts. I enjoyed making it, well at the time I kinda hated it for awhile, but I am happy to see it complete.


This all started about 2 months ago, when I was repairing some small holes in a cute quilt I purchased at the Brimfield Antique Show, and Ryan decided to ask me if I would make him a quilt. Being the crazy chick that I am I said "yes" even though I never really had made one before or anything. Eeeekkk.
A few mistakes, some ripped out seams, and following the wrong measurements later, I cranked out what I would call a quilt. Lol.

To the experienced quilter, this thing looks like crap.
To anyone standing within 1 foot, this thing looks like crap.
To me, it's decent, sort of, and will have to suffice.
To Ryan, it better look darn awesome! I am delivering it to him when I get there on Thursday.


I swore up and down while making this that I would never, ever make another one ever again. Now, I'm not so sure; granted it won't be for a good, long while though.

Here is the major issue with the quilt that I didn't really catch on to until it was 99%'s too small. I used the "recommended size" as suggested on a website, only to realize that that was actually the measurement of a twin mattress rather than the size needed for said mattress. Honestly, the moment I stuck it on my bed to see how it looked I bawled my eyes out for a good 5 minutes. I was so angry at myself for not taking the time to check this source and to not notice for so long. Oh well, Ryan said he loves it regardless...I guess that should be all that matters.


It's far from perfect but I tried really hard. I am okay with this attempt and will just have to redeem myself in the future.



Kim said...

Your success is that you made your first quilt! The receiver will know you made it with love. Don't be so hard on yourself.. I do hope you make more. It's so much fun and rewarding when you start a quilt and then see the finished product and know you made it!1
Have fun on your trip....

Keep Smiling!

Wanda said...

That's a fine looking manly quilt. :) Don't worry baout it not fitting on the bed...I think you made it that way on's the pefect size for two people to cuddle under on the couch. :) He's going to love it, because you made it. Now get started on one for Jenny's baby.

Caitlin said...

Thanks Kim! You were a HUGE help and I really appreciate it.

Wanda, that is the best way to look at it. Lol. Thanks! Ooooh, I should make one for Little Man Fowler....hmm... Good idea!

Jenny Fowler said...

I think it is cute Cailtin! You did a great job and I'm sure he'll love it (he probably won't see any defects if there are any - he's a man after all!) Keep practicing quilting and before you know it you'll be awesome. I wish I could sew quilts! I hope the deliver went well!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,

wow this is amazing.
great job. im not a quilter so i really appreciate the hard work that goes into them.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I have never made a quilt but remember my grandma and aunts having quilting bees. It is a lot of hard work and you did a terrific job. It's hard not to be a perfectionist about your own work but I think you did a terrific job!