Sometime late last spring I got the urge to make a quilt. I hadn't made a quilt before but that couldn't stop me. I found a lovely pattern in a Thimbleberries book, a pattern that called for only three fabrics (I could handle that) and that came with simple sewing instructions. I made it a little bit larger and longer to account for the bed size (queen) and the pillow tuck. I finished the piecing last summer and left it with an experienced long-arm quilter to do the fancy quilting I envisioned. I got the quilt back early last week and promptly set to finish the binding so I could start using it. And here it is:
In reality, the green is much more green than the yellowish color on my monitor. I chose it because I love clear light greens on the yellow side of the range but can't wear them. They make me look ill (it's the yellow in them). So I use the color as an accent around the house.
Here's a closer look at the quilting:
One day, I would like to be able to quilt these fancy patterns but that day is still far in the future. It's a very cheerful quilt, and I think not bad for a first-timer. It makes me happy to look at it.
I am afraid the quilting bug is real. I stayed up past midnight cutting fabric for the next one - this one will be a sampler and the blocks require an awful lot of small pieces. I think I already have a preference for quilts that only require cutting strips and large squares, like my first one above. Yes, I'm a lazy fabric cutter.
Thank you, ladies, for your warm comments on my previous posts.
BetsyV: the chair is very comfortable - it's just like sitting on a regular exercise ball but it won't roll away from you and it has a back rest so you don't fall off when you lean back. I got it at the Office Depot or Office Max some 7 or 8 years ago. You can get one like mine or one of the new interesting-looking models.