So, I’ve talked before about how I’m not much of a quilter (although I have made a couple of quilts). One of my mini goals for 2012 is to become more proficient at quilting. I don’t forsee me ever moving away from clothing as my item of choice to sew, but there’s just something about a handmade quilt.
As you can see, I still haven’t ventured from the straight square piecing, but the main difference with this quilt is that I really concentrated on my seams and tried VERY hard to not quilt it like a drunk person.
I didn’t completely succeed on either front, but overall I’m really pleased with the result, and Ree loves her “bwanktet”. Now, the funny part is, this started out in my head as a rug for my kitchen (inspired by one I saw on a blog somewhere..I pinned the post, can’t find it now lol). My math was obviously very wrong as this turned out to be a perfect crib size.
The front is pieced simply from my charm square bin (yes, I have a whole bin of 5″ squares, don’t you? LOL!). The back is a print Ree chose that is a soft lavendar calico. The binding is an old stripe from the Freshcut collection I believe.
Next time, I’m going to challenge myself beyond squares! How about you? Any personal challenges you’ve set for the new year?