so...i was in home ec in 8th grade and we had to make a quilt. so i took home the pattern to buy and fabric and noticed that it was only for a crib size quilt, 5 by 4 blocks. i said to myself "what use will a baby quilt be? lets make it BIG!" me being the nerd that i am, i promptly began calculations to make mine twin size, 5 by 7 blocks. went and bought some of the COOLEST fabric ever at walmart for $1 a yard, cut my pieces and began sewing. lo and behold, cotton shrinks, like it always does, and i found myself four blocks short. so i say "i bet you have some matching fabric that you can use to fix this mess" and i did. hence the pink blocks on the corners that are different. my pretty fix. then i came to the actual quilting part of the project. i have been ahead of the class the whole time cuz i have a machine at home and i cut my strips at my aunt's house. but no, i can't just machine stitch-in-the-ditch like everyone else was going to do, i have to hand quilt it! i say "it can't be that hard, its like cross-stitching but faster." well, needless to say, i was no longer ahead of the entire class. and they all ended up tying their quilts. my mom had to help. but, i like how it turned out.
enough rambling, on to the pics. no, its not square, craftster resized it. the blocks are square, the quilt is rectangular.
the entire thing. its big. and the colors are blinding. but i don't care.
the back. yet again blinding.
close-up of one of the blocks and the awesome dotty orange fabric and vine-y green fabric. blinding. i know.
my magic corner block "i ran out of fabric" fix. pure chance that i had that pink, considering i really don't wear pink.
my attempt at showing my laborious hand-quilting, which i know isn't very good, but i was 13 and this was in the midst of finals!
so this is what i did for an edging. i just brought the back fabric around to the front, turned the edged under, and did really close machine topstitching. is this legal? i didn't like the way the bindings on other quilts were turning out.
and guess what? its huge, and i still don't use it!
thanks for looking, comments always welcome!