Today I want to show off my fully completed--and bound!--Sewing Lessons quilt. I'm very excited that she's back from her sojourn at the quilter:
Hey, she turned out to be a cutie! I love this quilt! I learned so much while making it and I think it turned out really well, too. I'm so happy with it. I keep trying to choose a favorite row but I just can't!
I took the quilt out for some glamour shots around the little park that's near the condo, which has a LOT of trees and some interesting fences. She looks great, but climbing up some of those hills was not the most fun I've ever had. They were steep! Kind of worth it, though, to get some pretty pictures of the quilt. I wanted some with trees and such but it was just too dirty to put the quilt on the ground.
For anyone who doesn't know, Sewing Lessons is the second of my quilts from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge last year. I made this row quilt from my scraps, making a row each month in the color of the month. You can read more about it HERE. It finished at about 71 by 86 after quilting, binding, and washing. I told you it was dirty out there!
I had this one quilted in a swirly pattern that I love using white thread:
It's a great quilt pattern, and it works for this quilt, but I'm getting a little tired of allover patterns. The problem, of course, is that I'd need to quilt up a large quilt like this myself, and I just don't have the room right now, so I guess it's edge-to-edge quilting for a little while more.
For the back I used a great wideback print that's part of the Good Neighbors line by Amanda Jean Nyberg of crazymomquilts:
This was the perfect backing! The colors worked so nicely, and the fabric itself felt so good. I washed it before the quilt was quilted and it barely shrunk. After I washed the completed quilt it felt so luxurious, like really good sheets. It's a cuddly one for sure.
It was kind of a dreary day when I took these pictures, and kind of windy (one of these pictures almost ended up as a quilt sailing away!), but look what I caught peeking out from behind the quilt:
A wild daffodil! A sure sign of spring if I've ever seen one.
Hope some spring is peeking out where you are, too. I wasn't kidding about those shoes--I have to buy some this weekend or else I'm going to the wedding barefoot! Which, now that I think about it, might not be such a bad thing.
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finish it up Friday. and soscrappy for RSC16.