Wow, that is really amazing! You did a beautiful job! I'm surprised that your classmates complained. I knew immediately when I saw the thumbnail picture on the Craftster homepage that it was reminiscent of a Rubicks Cube. I think it's fantastic!
I like how the back looks too. That's why I posted the picture of the back. I'm pretty surprised that I was able to line up the blocks as well as I did. It makes me inspired to try a more traditional kind of quilting.
This is my first ever attempt at a quilt, and I guess I feel a little like I cheated since I didn't use any batting. The fabric is 100% cotton flannel, and I felt like it was thick enough without batting. I read about Rag Quilts on a knitting blog I read often, and I just had to try it. I love how it turned out.
I made this baby blanket some time ago when I first started my stash busting resolution. I used the pattern from the book "Mason-Dixon Knitting." The blanket was gifted to a pregnant classmate, and she was thrilled with it. I was really happy with how it came out, and I want to try another one in the future with different color combinations.
I just completed and blocked my very first lace shawl ever! The pattern is Sivia Harding's Diamond Fantasy Shawl (can be seen and purchased at http://siviaharding.com/Diamonds2.html) The yarn is actually from a sweater that I bought at Goodwill, unraveled, and hand-dyed with Wilton's icing dye. Unbelievably, I have enough of the same yarn leftover to knit an entire shawl just like this one. I may pass it along for someone else to enjoy.
How cute!! I think it's fantastic that you started with a project other than a scarf. Most people get tired of it after a couple of feet and give up, only to feel as if they'd failed at the craft just because their attention span ran out. Congratulations on the new skill! You've definitely got a knack for it.