I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a lot of fun, the weather was gorgeous, not a small thing for Chicago, so we got to spend lots of time outdoors with our kids.
Not only that, I also got a lot of sewing done and managed to GET MY HST QUILT FINISHED!!!! It feels wonderful to be able to say that. I have no idea why I was in such a rush to finish this quilt (since it has no specific purpose or recipient), I just HAD TO get it done. And I absolutely love how it turned out.
This is what the quilt top looks like after being sandwiched, quilted, bound, washed, and finally dried. It is a pretty big quilt, 70 x 72 inches. I had my girls stand on chairs and hold it for me so I could take a picture - I think they did a pretty good job considering that the whole time they complained about their arms hurting.
In my last post I was debating about what to do for the back, not wanting to make it just one plain color. I came up with this:
It almost looks like a skyline, doesn't it? No, it wasn't really a plan, the whole quilt back looked very different in my head when I started. I love that by cutting the fabric, sewing it together and arranging and rearranging pieces, adding more here, snipping away there, I ended up with my own unique design for the back.
I decided to go quite simple for quilting, I did horizontal and vertical straight lines (I'm going to try some more advanced quilting on a smaller quilt).
I made binding using one of Denyse Schmidt's fabrics available at JoAnn's. I think it frames the whole quilt rather nicely.
All in all, I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. And not only is it great for snuggling, it's also perfect for playing peek-a-boo with our cat who thoroughly enjoys my love of fabric.
Well, that's it from me for today, as I have piles of laundry and tons of housework that needs to be done.
Have a wonderful day.