Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Currently known as quilt #1...  (How horrible of a name is that?  How about Fredrico?  Reginald?  Susanna?  Stripes?  Ziggy?  Ziggy.  Perfect.  From now on, this quilt will be referred to as Ziggy.)

Enjoy it's loveliness.

Officially, this is my first finished quilt.  Ever.  And I have to admit that I am quite proud of my handiwork.  Granted, in the near future I'll be sick of red and aqua, but I'll still be in love with this quilt.

It's based on the Anna Maria Horner quilt pattern Folk Dance (Free link on the sidebar of her blog) but I didn't like the direction of the zig zags, so I played around with it until it looked the way I wanted it to.  And then I found out she had a pattern for it going the other way too.  (Found Here.)  Leave it to me to complicate things like that.

Call me crazy, but yes, I hand quilted the whole darn thing.  It didn't take me that long, it's just the fact that I now have calluses and dead, dry skin on my right thumb and pointer finger.  I didn't even know that was possible.

All in all, I'm really happy with this quilt and already have fabric picked out for another.  But next time it will be all machine quilted.  In fact, I may pay someone else to quilt it.  That sounds quite nice.