Yesterday was a sunny day, so I talked the hubby into being my quilt-holder to get a photo of the wonky modern log cabin quilt. The wind was not helping and now that I see these photos bigger than the little preview on the back of my camera, I'm thinking I need to retake them. Sunlight was not my friend, sadly. You can't tell there are lime greens in there.
But for now...
We've been using it on the sofa for a couple of days. It's been washed, so it's all crinkly and cuddly, but attracts Emma fur like no tomorrow (which is why it was washed the first time...and will need to be washed too frequently in the future I have sadly found out the hard way). And it's about 75 or 80 inches square, so it's pretty big. But it's nice to share!
Many of you may recall my right brain vs. left brain post before this quilt began. I'm not sure they're in agreement fully yet, but overall I'm happy that it's done and I can use it.
I'm sure many of you know the pride you feel curling up on the couch under a quilt you've made...for me there's a good amount of disbelief along with that pride. I MADE this? Wow...I MADE this!
This is only the second quilt in use in my home that I've made entirely myself. This and the Christmas quilt I finished earlier in December. All others were at least quilted by someone else, but many have been around long enough that my mom did more of the piecing than me!
And now for some promised photos.
The templates for the longarm (minus Tupperware):
Some fabric and a pattern from the awesome quilt shop:
(though I'm not sure yet that I'm going to use the Little Twister with these fabrics...)
And a kit, also from the awesome quilt shop:
..that I don't need...
I realized after I got home that this quilt was designed by the shop owner's daughter. Very cool considering I met her! And saw her fantastic longarm work. Makes me feel like a little kid riding a tricycle...
And more fodder for those of you picking on me about getting such a good start on my January challenge...it's done. But really consider what it was: 4 blocks. I imagine many, if not all, of you could pull that off given a good day of sewing. Future months won't begin in the middle of a holiday/vacation and will also have bigger goals, so don't put those judgements in stone just yet!