Finally! Whew! All done!
I fell in love with this fabric when I saw it. I kinda have a thing for light blue and red, and these colors are a light shade of robin egg blue and raspberry. The fun playfulness of the patterns really made me just happy whenever I looked at the fabric.
I did learn that I don’t like piecing. I did learn I am the world’s slowest quilter ever. I did learn that matching corners and incredibly accurate cutting is essential. I am more of a sew-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of seamstress. So quilting isn’t for me, but I made this crib sized quilt and I really love it!
The back I just pieced together using the last of a pack of squares I purchased. Also, props to FatQuarterShop for their help! I tweeted or emailed them and asked which solids really matched the blue and red of the fabric. They gave me the coordinating Bella solids. It came out fantastic!
I also machine quilted very poorly, having basted with straight pins. OUCH. There is actual blood, sweat and tears in this project. I threw caution to the wind and just stitched, in an effort to have it off my floor and into my arms.
After snuggling with my little one under my quilt, I can see why people make a ton of them! I can also see why people pay extremely well to have a professional long-arm the top. Which is absolutely my plan if I ever think of quilting again. What are things you are trying, new to you, out of your normal sewing repertoire?
PS: I love having white or light fabric as well in the quilt, which allows light to shine through the layers when you build forts! What do you like to include in quilts you make?