The biggest project I have finished to date :)
Hey everyone, I know I've been MIA for a while ... haven't even had time to read the forum, let alone post ... been so busy, ill for a while, and working hard on a quilt...
I've been working on a quilt for a friend, as a wedding gift. The colours are her wedding colours, and I chose a pattern that formed a heart. I thought I'd post some photos :) It is meant as a large snuggly tv quilt, but could work on a bed too, however they decide to use it.
I machine quilted this one, I thought it might get used/washed too often for hand quilting. The back is a brown flannel, just to make it more comfy. Quilted in variegated blue thread (first time I've used the variegated, jury is still out on whether I like it) with a small serpentine stitch pattern along the diagonal lines. Not too heavily quilted because I wanted it to "pouf" up a bit. Batting is cotton.
I've made smaller quilts, but this is the largest project I have finished yet ... and getting it through the machine was a challenge, both mentally and physically, lol. Its funny, I see all the mistakes when I look at it, the small places where the points don't quite line up etc, but I think overall I'm pleased that I managed to finish a large quilt in my small sewing area, on my small basic machine, that looks pretty good!
I'm wondering what to write in the card as "care instructions". What do you write when you give a quilt as a gift? I guess I'd want to say that it is 100% cotton, machine quilted, washable ... what is important information to include with a quilt?