Not only was this the first quilt I ever made, but to date it is the only quilt I have ever made.
A friend of mine showed me a picture of a wall hanging similar to what I made and asked if I could make a quilt like it. I took one look at the picture and said "Of course I can make a quilt like that! No problem." Honestly, how hard can it be?
Quilting is just sewing.
Piece of cake, right?
Quilting is hard.
Plus, I didn't just pick your every-day-run-of-the-mill beginner's quilt to start with. I picked this crazy color changing mosaic quilt with lots of tiny little squares to piece together. And several color changes that I had to keep track of to make sure I was getting the right squares in the right places.
Now that I have it all finished, I am kind of happy that I never have to see it and I am kind of sad that I never get to see it. But, most of all, I am just happy to have successfully accomplished it. I can now say "Yes! I have made a quilt!"
And even though it would never win a prize or live up to the standards of a seasoned quilter, I am pretty impressed with myself.
I embroidered several butterflies around the center and the first color change area. This inspiration came from the wall hanging my friend showed me.
I also embroidered several trapunto butterfly designs throughout the entire quilt to keep it from shifting and give it some quilted effect since I wasn't going to quilt the entire thing.
All in all, I am pretty proud of the way it turned out.
Plus, I know it is getting some good use.
I saw it on my friend's bed last time I visited her, so I know it turned out to be a hit with her...and in the end that is really all that matters.