I did it! I stiched the last stitch on my first full quilt last week, and have been enjoying it wrapped around me on the couch the whole chilly weekend.
Last I posted about it, I’d just finished the top. Since then I’ve finished the back, sandwiched and quilted them together, and hand-quilted the binding to it. Done! I really love how it turned out.
I had a lot of fun designing the back, and throwing together the random elements. It’s a bit smaller than 60×80 inches, which is the biggest quilt I’ve made so far. I did a simple line quilting on either side of the seam going horizontally, then stitch-in-the-ditch down the verticals seams. Nothing fancy, just simple and bold.
It’s just big enough to warm your legs on the couch and maybe a friend’s legs, as well. If they’re close together, you know. And it’s just cozy enough for a cat to want to be on your lap. And it’s just bright enough to put some color into a rainy day.
It’s a good quilt, in all. I’m pretty happy with myself!