I finished my very first quilt and I'm thrilled how it came out! All you quilters out there, don't look too close ~ there are definite mistakes and some not so perfect stitches, but I had fun and I learned what to do and not to do on my next quilt.
The only part that I didn't really enjoy was the "Stitch in the Ditch" quilting. It was so much turning and it was so tedious! I discovered that one mistake I made was not completely smoothing the top with the batting and backing so I ended up with a few "puckered" stitched areas. I'm also not in love with using the nylon invisible thread, we had a few tangles along the way... Surprisingly, I actually liked putting the binding on! I was afraid of it at first but it was an enjoyable part of the process. I'm so happy with my quilt!
So happy in fact that I went out and picked out fabrics for my next project. This one is going to be a wallhanging - probably for my office. The pinks, blues and greens are my favorites.
These fabrics are beautiful and I can't wait to get started!
I'll keep you posted on my progress. Enjoy the weekend!