I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m no quilter. But the trouble is I like the warmth and folksy feeling a quilt can bring into a space. Makes me feel all…homey on the range. And I think the art of quilting can be really beautiful too. And I love when quilts are unexpected. Like this (hand dyed!!) or these map quilts found here (I mean,WOW.) SO beautiful! Why don’t you just blow my mind away..
But my real problem with quilting is the TIME it takes. I like to get projects down lickity split, and quilting just sort of cramps my style. So this quilt appealed to me because it was a real quicky…that took me two months. I started it on a whim—ever since I made my chevron-striped stocking I wanted to make a chevron striped throw quilt (love me some zig-zags!), but I never could justify spending $50 bucks+ on fabric. So when I found some pretty solids at Wal-mart that seemed pretty decent quality I splurged and spent $7.50 on all these fabrics (the yellow print I already had). And then I used the surplus fabric for the back (I just sewed them together to make oversized stripes, and used batting that someone kindly donated to me and I was dying to get rid of (who can find a place for that stuff?!). I hand quilted it, and really I could have gotten it done in a weekend, had not my ebook and Christmas halted all other projects. So it was a PLEASURE to sit down for TWO measly hours last night and FINALLY finish it.