During this baby quilting extravaganza, I realized that I detest working with minky fabric. You know, the super snuggly baby fabric that feels like soft, warm, fur? Maybe that's why I didn't post any pictures of them. Maybe it was because during every single naptime that I constructed one, I was filled with blinding rage because it is so horrible to work with.
Anyways, I recently re-discovered my love of quilting with plain old cotton when I had a clear direction of what I wanted to make. I'm done with baby quilts for awhile, and I needed a new idea. My husband suggested that I make a quilt for a couple we know that are getting married this February. They are having a destination wedding and requested no gifts. Pfffft. No gifts? Really? Well, they are actually serious, but I just couldn't bear to not give anything. So voila! A handmade gift. They'd be jerks if they didn't accept it. They could have refused to cash a cheque, but a handmade quilt? No. That would have made them horrible people. I gave it to them this past weekend, and they graciously accepted it. Take that, NO GIFTS.
This quilt was amazing and SO EASY. I'm a self-taught, very, very beginner quilter, so I was thrilled with the results. I didn't do any detailed stitching as seen in my inspiration project, but I was thrilled nonetheless.
Please, please check out this blog to see where I got the idea for this beauty. I used her instructions, the tutorial that she linked to, but switched up the fabric and didn't complete the beautiful finishing stitching that she did. I'll give that a whirl when I'm making something for myself. I have so much to learn still....
|Find my project inspiration at:http://emmalinebags.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-comma-quilt-finish-asymmetrical.html|