WooHoo! My first finish of 2012!
I really fell in love with this little quilt. Maybe it's due to all the time we spent together on our journey to the finish. Maybe all the time spent changing thread colors and fiddling with the tension to get good FMQ stitches. Maybe it's how the quilting transformed my simple little quilt. Maybe it's all the firsts that it represents in my little quilting hobby:
(1) my first hand embroidery project (thanks to Clover & Violet)
(2) first time I used an old full size sheet as a back (a tight weave for FMQ but a real saver of $$ and time)
(3) first time I stitched in the ditch with my darning foot (over by the purple triangle -- another time saver)
(4) first time to turn the backing to the front as binding, just like my grandma always did (the decorative feather stitch seemed appropriate)
And on that last point - I liked it!!! Followed the directions out of Better Homes & Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting, which is my favorite quilting reference book.
It was so nice not to mess with those binding strips. I may have to be more careful of my backing choices in the future so that I can do this more often.
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