Monday, August 20, 2012

Drumroll please!!! ...

Ta Da! My plus quilt is finally finished! It ONLY took a few months! (sarcasm) The pictures aren't great but they are all I have.  I might try to take more after I wash it.  Anyway, I think I am in love with this quilt.  I love how each square is a little puffy and it just seems so cozy!  The straight line quilting was much easier than the chevron quilt that I did last time.  I also bought some machingers quilting gloves, and holy shit, what a difference!  They made quilting so much faster.  I highly recommend them (I know all of the pictures of the gloves look like hamburger helper hands but they don't look that way in person).  I also decided to hand stitch the binding because I loved the quilt so much that I didn't want to risk messing it up by machine binding.  My first quilt has quite a few mistakes from machine binding.  I had no idea that hand stitching would take so much longer, but it was worth it.  I can't say that I'd do it on every quilt though!  I think I am keeping this one.  Maybe the next quilt I make I will give to someone.  I get so attached to them!  I think if I start out knowing that I am giving it away, then it will be easier to let it go.
please ignore the loose strings on the back, I should've taken a lint roller to it first.  Oops.

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