Woven Ribbons Quilt - Finished!
I finished my first quilt! Squeee!
It very very simplistic in terms of the quilting (probably the quilting equivalent of a garter stitch scarf) - but I love it just the same. :) We all have to start somewhere and I'm pretty happy with the start I've made - mainly because I really love all the fabrics I chose.
The dark green is the one I fell in love with - but of course the store only had a small amount. :( I was determined to use it though so I chose the rest of my colors with the dark green in mind and trying to make it stand out a bit.
I also got to use one of my other favorites for the backing. Here's a picture with the corner folded back so you can see it.
I love it! It looks so Missoni to me. Since Missoni is famous for their knitwear it's probably no surprise that I'm drawn to that style.(Also - hello! child of the seventies. You couldn't escape from Missoni in the 70's. One of the few 70's trends I wish would come back!)
Anyhow...here's the quilt on the kitchen table. It actually turned out to be more substantial than I thought. Plenty of room to snuggle under whilst watching tv. Quilting it was sort of more like wrestling than sewing though. Total workout. I may want to send anything bigger out to be quilted by a professional in the future. or win the lottery so I can buy a long arm quilting machine (and a big house to put it in.) :)
So here you go, my first quilt. Yay!
PS - I've lost 15 pounds so far! Also - still making crochet squares. I'll probably be making crochet squares next month too. At this rate I just want to finish them before next year. :)