Quilting is so beautiful.. and so daunting! My grandmother has always quilted by hand, and my bestfriendsmom runs a longarm quilting company and I've never thought that I would be able to make anything that could be called "a quilt."
But here I am!
Ok, credit-where-credit-is-due: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300163.0
was the concrete inspiration for the whole thing. http://jenyu.net/make/ragquilt.php
is the link she references and where I got my specs.
I made this for my cousin's little male-human-in-the-making. Gave to her at her babyshower last week. [it was the only present that got passed around. win!]
Please excuse my obscene amount of photos.
Ok here are all my little squares laid out in my pattern:
This is after I had sewn them into strips [which took longer than anticipated]
All sewn together, pre-snipping [please imagine my delight at this point]
A corner on the back. Go ahead and believe that all my corners met up this nicely:
But, for real, they didnt. Here's the whole back:
Close-up of the front, post-snipping, pre-washing:
Annnd a close-up of the front, post-washing:
Here is what I learned: be careful when you're snipping the seam allowances. Man. I must have accidentally snipped through my seams on three different squares. I had this thing up on the sewing machine twenty minutes before departure, mending holes i had inadvertently made.
Allinall, though, I just love it. I'm hoping to make another for my quilting grandmother for christmas. And my boyfriend [who is not tres into my crafts, generally] has demanded a full-sized one for his bed.
So tell me what you think!