emember this quilt I started working on long time ago?
Well, just a few months later [or six months…] I finished it up!
In the middle of unpacking my crafting supplies, I came across all of the blocks that I had cut–many of which I had already sewed as well.
Good thing I had that previous blog post as a reminder, because I didn’t even remember my plans for the quilt!
I finished up all of the blocks, then arranged them in a random pattern, with 4 blocks across by 6 blocks long. The finished quilt measures about 45″ x 60″. It’s a gift for my 5-year-old nephew.
The backing is just simple cozy black fabric and I chose to bind it in red. The red is perfect.
On another note, this was my first quilt trying out free motion quilting. The task was a bit daunting, especially since I have looked at many quilts, read many FMQ blogs, and watched countless tutorials–and it didn’t turn out perfect [a bit disappointing because I’m a perfectionist!]. But you always have to have your first FMQ and for a first, all-in-all I’m pleased. The whole concept was a bit hard to get used to!
On to my next! I went Black Friday fabric shopping for the first time–so I’m knee deep in my next quilt… and I’m super excited about it!
Have any advice for an ambitious, perfectionist, newbie? I love some advice! 🙂
I’m linking this blog post up to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts. [It’s one of the first quilting blogs I found when I started and I’ve followed it since! 🙂 ]