I was so happy- jolly about all this white shit all over the place and now I'm not. I want spring. I want to walk. I want to be WARM outside. Not hot, just warm. I want to go up Beech Hill without falling on my face because of the ice. I am running out of things to amuse me. I want to sit outside with my friends at night and enjoy a few adult beverages after the kids go to bed.
Winter madness has set in. I even finally broke down and bought a coat.
Ok so quilting:
I whipped this up in a few weeks in early January---
I love how some of the squares are slightly different and that one 'o' that's in there. (read: I love how well I improvised when I ran out of fabric!) It fits a toddler bed perfectly, imo... it's just under 60" by 60". I over-tied it, I'm sure. I used black. I love how puffy the quilt is. I love how in-your-face country it is. I love how SQUARE it is. Because right now, I am challenging myself on a pink quilt- it's all different shapes and sizes. I need structure. I don't know if I can do it much longer. Anyway, check this out.
My first ever Irish Chain Quilt. The blue and red I got from Jo-Ann Fabrics. Love that place. The back I got from a local shop, it was Christmas fabric that was on sale. Fits a toddler bed perfectly, but it's a couch quilt. Not bad for a mostly beginner. I LOVE this pattern. This is my new favorite, although I've always been partial to log cabin quilts. I'm iffy about triangles- I'll do them if I have to. But squares. STRUCTURE. These are good things.
I learned a lot on this quilt, that I finished around... eh, last week-ish. I learned about bunching, or dimpling, as I call it. Dimpling is smaller than bunching. ; ) I learned about how NOT to put the binding on next time. I learned about simplicity and complexity. I also learned how to hand-quilt... and fairly well. See?
Still trying to get the bugs out the macro feature. But I got 8-10 sts/". I prefer about 8. And I love how 6 looks.
I love everyone's quilts. I love looking at a finished quilt with uneven stitches... I know that the creator was a beginner that did a great job... or that the creators all worked on something at different skill levels. It's neat. I hate that other people try to tell me what's perfect. I already KNOW what's perfect. And they are wrong.
Kid sewing pic:
Tony's first stitches! He actually did pretty well. This was taken a month or two ago.
N likes to help sew sometimes, too.