I missed out on the Spring Quilt Festival, and I'm late to this one, but I'm here and that's what counts, right? I had a very important birthday party to throw for my favorite 8-year old today.
Now that the celebrating is over, I have a few minutes to spend on a blog post before I fall in to bed, exhausted!
The quilt I chose for the festival is one of my favorites simply because it is the first quilt I had completed all by myself - from the fabric selection to the quilting & binding. I had done a couple of wall hangings before, but they weren't truly machine quilted. I made this quilt as part of a quilt-a-long hosted by Amanda Jean.
I learned a lot in the process. Here's just a few of the highlights:
- I learned how to machine quilt. Thank you Paige for teaching me!
- I learned that triangles are not scary. Thank you Amanda Jean.
- I learned that Color Catchers work great for quilts with white sashing and red backing. Thank you to the Shout people for making a helpful product.
- I learned that quilting fabric had changed since I had last been to my local quilt shop. WOW!
- I learned that working with beautiful colors is therapeutic for me. Some people do yoga. Some people shop. Give me a stack of gorgeous FQ any day.
So back to the quilt... I like to keep it handy for naps, usually folded over the back of the sofa.
I love the stripey binding.
And when I need some extra-happy color in my really beige living room, I fold it so the backing is showing. Here's a link back to my original post.
Thank you to Amy (Park City Girl) for hosting the Quilt Festival! I love seeing everyone' s work. I could sit for hours and just look and look. Wanna see? Click here for the list of participating bloggers.