Ok, ok...I know it's Wednesday. But, I wanted to wait until I had the big reveal ready. Are you ready for it? Here it is......
I finished my quilt top! My very first hand pieced quilt! All 1104 little diamonds sewn into place. Borders added. Ready for basting and quilting. You know, as soon as I have money for batting, backing and binding in my crafty budget.
Here's one with Sam so you have an idea of the size.
It measures somewhere around 60" by 90"- a pretty decent twin size. I only have one regret- I wish I had done all my blue diamonds from light fabrics. That way the stars would stand out more and the whole thing would overall be less busy. Eh. Now I know. OK, two regrets. I wished I had done a better job moving the Legos (sorry, Brendan- Lego Bricks) and the quilt from my unmade bed out of the picture. Eh.
I guess it's time to start thinking about what to do with it next. You know, other than leaving it up on my bedroom wall for the next few days so that I can admire it. No, not the next EPP project. I've already got that all figured out (and begun).
What I meant is, how am I going to quilt this bad boy? What do you think? I could go the quick route and do some free motion loopys. Or stitch in the ditch around the stars. Or save up my craft money budget until I could have it quilted on the long arm by the super talented ladies at my local fabric store (something I've never done before). Part of me thinks, though, I hand pieced the sucker- why not hand quilt it to? It somehow only seems fitting. I'm just not sure I can devote that much time and energy to it.