Wednesday, July 28, 2010

domestic diva that i am...

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.

close up of stitches

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.


A Girl said...

You go girl! It looks greatJ

qandlequeen said...

OMG! My first quilt looked like CRAP and I gave up quickly on my attempts at hand quilting. Yours is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see what you come up with the next ones.

angela said...

Girl! These are gorgeous! I love the colors in them all.