One of my goals for this year was to make my first quilt. I have done a couple things...table runners & pillow shams, but a full size quilt REALLY intimidated me.
It's funny though, cuz here I am 8 1/2 months pregnant (and TOTALLY nesting I might add) and now was (of course) the time I decided to attack the project.
It's all done now, has been for about a week (Thanks again Kristina for helping me pin it, letting me use your quilting gloves, and ALL the advice and support!) ...and it makes me SOOOO happy! In fact, the day I finished it, Brandon came home late that night from studying for finals and found me on my hands and knees laying out my next quilt! :)
Here are a few pics of my FIRST QUILT!
(p.s. I should give a little disclaimer...it's totally not perfect, ie. next time I'll use a walking foot when I do my straight line quilt stitches and my stippling still needs A LOT of practice...I'm still happy with it!)
For all you quilters, I only stippled around the big squares and left the center squares unstippled because they have a raw edge and I didn't want them smashed down. I have a thing for frayed/raw edges. :) Plus, let's be honest, this was a much easier quilt to put together because of the raw edge squares.