Well my purple and grey quilt is done. I'm really happy with it even though it's so so so far from being perfect. BUT it's handmade so it can't be perfect right ?
I kept the quilting really simple with straigh lines in the sashing stripes. I was wondering if it was "enough" but in the end I was starting to be impatient to be done and I thought that it would make the quilt more cozy.
And you won't believe how much time it took me to quilt it... 1 hour. Seriously. lol
It finishes at 60"x80" so it would actually fit on a twin bed - which I wasn't expecting. At least, I'm sure feets will be well covered :)
While I was pinning the binding, my little lady found her way into the quilt.. I was feeling bad that I had to move her to finish.
And before that, while I was quilting, I had to put another quilt near me because she was going to sleep in the quilt I was quilting ! I think she approved :)
So what have I learned ?
1. Involving the "customer" in each and every step of the quilt making process isn't necessary. If that person asked you to make a quilt for her, it's because she likes what you do in the first place so she doesn't have to decide how to quilt and which color the binding is going to be.
(Claudia, the girl for whom I was making the quilt, liked wavy line quilting but I wasn't seeing it in that particular quilt.. so in the end, I went with straight line quilting and I like it).
2. My boyfriend is actually interested in all of my stuff. Well, he doesn't like when I ask him which fabric goes better with which but he likes to see finished quilt and he can appreciate the work that went into it (good for me. let me explain you why : this means I can making anything with any colors and any fabrics and he will probably like it and agree to put it on our bed :) )
Only one more quilt and 6 pillow covers and then I'll be ready to move :)
Oh and I am absolutely and completely obsessed with the new Sarah Jane collection, Out to Sea.
Is it really bad that I want to buy the fabric to keep it so I can make a quilt for my baby girl when I have one (when we start trying in 3 years) ? Am I the only one who wants to do this ?