You know how they say you always take WAY more pictures of your firstborn child then any of the subsequent children? Well I'm sure that holds true for your first quilt too! By now you are probably thinking....."Enough already with Evie's Quilt!"
But just like a first time mommy,
I'm gonna bust out the photo album and bore everyone with every nuance of my first quilt!
(Do you think carrying wallet sized photos in my purse is a bit too much???)
I don't know why, but I've always loved seeing pictures on other blogs of neatly rolled up binding....just waiting to be attached :)
I'm so happy that I hand quilted this. I even love the fun patterns on the backside of the quilt.
This is just a gratuitous beauty shot :)
For this quilt I used a pattern called Lemonade Lollipop by Sweet Jane. The pattern was so easy to follow even for someone like me who had never done this before and I learned how to square up my blocks through her very clear instructions. You can follow this link to her etsy shop.
I'll definately be buying more patterns from her in the future!
I hand embroidered the tag on the backside of the quilt, so that Evie will always have a reminder that her Nana stitched lots of love into her special quilt even long after I am gone :)
This is the backside view :)
Another gratuitous beauty shot :)
And having completed Evie's quilt last night means that I can begin all the handwork on Sofie's quilt! I started with a blanket stitch on the leaves of the flower appliques. I'll be doing the same stitch around all the flower appliques and when that's done, I will sandwich the quilt and start the hand quilting. I am having WAY too much fun with this!!!
By the way.....I have a question for all you seasoned quilters:
What is the proper protocol for gifting a quilt.
Do you wash it before you give it away?
I've read on other blogs about how these quilting ladies are always so excited to see the quilt all wrinkled and squishy after washing it as a last step to the process. Maybe because I hand quilted this, I don't feel the need to wash it first. It already looks wonderful the way it is.
I appreciate your input, since I am a new quilter.
Thanks in advance!!!