i've finished my first ever, have never done one of these before, holy crap i can't believe i finished it quilt.
for those of you into this sort of thing, i didn't use any particular pattern for the quilt top (though i did use oh fransson's paintbox quilt as inspiration for the design). all of the fabrics were scraps i had laying around, except for the back and the binding (and i have no idea who the fabrics were made by, sorry!).
i followed the circle patterns on the backing fabric as my quilt pattern (just made sense, ya know?) and since i was hand quilting the entire thing, it took freakin' forever.
six months, give or take.
but totally worth it, don't ya think?
and i chose to use this rainbow palette because it's gender neutral (for babies, anyway) so that my daughter can pass it down to her children someday.
i just love it. and truth be told, i'm so damn glad it's done.
next up? i'm trying my hand at hand tying quilts. i'm using my husband's grandmother(who passed away last september)'s old clothes and housecoats to make memory quilts for all of her great-grandchildren.
Thanks again Cindy...really I'm so impressed! Also we wanted to mention for those of you who haven't heard of it, Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt and Aunt Spicy have teamed up with a really great holiday idea. The goal is to donate 100 quilts for Christmas. Check out their blogs for details and look through all your unfinished projects or homeless quilts and consider donating them!