This week (Wednesday precisely) I finished a quilt that has been languishing in my office for over a year. Let me correct that: it is not just “A” quilt, it is my first quilt. It is the first thing I learned to piece, it is my first complete quilt that is bigger than a baby stroller. And I love it. I loved it when I was piecing it, I loved it when I was picking out the fabric, I loved binding it, and I love it now that I can throw it over my knees while I watch TV. Okay fine, it’s small. It is however, larger than one you might tuck in a baby stroller. I deserve some credit for that. While I might not have graduated to full adult body-sized quilts (not yet anyway), I can still step back and admire this baby. Here she is (click on the picture to see the complete image – I couldn’t size it to fit this page properly):
I’ll try not to throw my back out patting myself on it. Try to ignore the scraggly plant in the background – I guess it’s time to get rid of that. I’ll be the first to admit it’s not without flaws, but notice how all the trees are going in the same direction in the border? I did that intentionally. I think this is the last time all of my points lined up too. The kid holding up the quilt is over 5 feet tall, so I bet it’s a good 4 feet square. Not that small, right? So this was a good week, a week in which I finished a project long overdue and I am, obviously, proud of it.
I like this quilting thing. I think it’s going to catch on.
UPDATE: I am updating this post to say it is my first ever Sew & Tell post – yea!! I’ve never really thought my stuff was Sew & Tell worthy, but I think this one will do 🙂