I started this quilt in January of this year, and finished it just a few days before Christmas. It was originally a 'moving in together' gift for my boyfriend (circa June), then an engagement gift for my new fiancee (circa October), but it finally got finished as a Christmas present for him! My poor fingers finally get a rest.
The deets: Approx. queen sized lucky coin quilt. All 99 colored squares (7" x 4", I think) are different cotton prints. Sadly, between my stash and my mom's, I didn't need to buy more than a handful. The rest of the front is an off-white Quilter's Cotton from Joann's, and the back is the same fabric in beige.
I had every intention of machine quilting it, but it wouldn't fit into my darling Kenmore. Hence the long production time... My fingers have developed callouses that would make a guitar legend proud.
Gratuitous cutesy label shot. Made a transfer of the message in my own handwriting and embroidered with cotton floss.
The binding is a striped cotton. I sewed it on by machine to the front, and by hand to the back.
This is a Paint-aided shot of the quilting on the back. I quilted one inch around each block, and one inch inside. The back looks like a field of Pez!
This is my first finished quilt, so I'd love some constructive criticism from the ladies and gents of Craftster. Thanks!