How long ago was it now since I began my foray into quilting, ah yes about 3 or 4 weeks ago, my goodness is that all ??? it seems sooo much longer. Anyhoo I have actually finished my first quilt.
Yes its a bit of a cheats quilt, the squares of Tilda fabric came from a charm pack so were pre cut, I chained pieced them together. The border was cut by myself mind you, a proud moment indeed although it did take nerves of steel and several sessions of breath holding to accomplish, instead of using bias binding I merely brought the backing forward to frame the front, the quilting was machined so now doubt quilting purists will be smiling to themselves, shaking their heads…… saying that’s not quilting this is quilting as they grab their king-sized, hand fussy cut, hand quilted masterpiece and thrust it toward the screen for all to gasp in awe at, and I congratulate each & every one of them, at the same time I’m hugging myself in wonderment at own little piece of fabric heavenliness
The back is deliberately such a stark contrast because A) Tha’ts was what I wanted, and B) Because I wanted to entirely different feels to each side of said quilt
There are mistakes aplenty, I don’t quite have my eye in for stitching in the ditch, and there are a couple of things I may do differently in the future but all in all I’m a happy bunny, it’s mine and I just love it to pieces