Last night I finished one more quilt. I made it just before the end of the year; yeah! There was one more project I wanted to finish before the end of the year, but it just didn't quite make it. That's okay, because this was a super exciting one.
Several years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, my friends and family made a signature quilt for me. It's filled with supportive comments and helpful advice, and I have been eager to hang this sentimental piece of art. It is to be my September quilt (that's the month my son was born).
My mom did an amazing job with the piece-work, so all it needed was a backing, the quilting, and of course the binding. She had everything to do it, so I brought it all home with me and got to work.
I did a simple meander with a variegated brown thread, making sure not to quilt over the written parts. I wanted it to look like a lasso or rope being swung around, and I am happy with how it turned out.
I used one solid fabric for the backing and when attaching the binding I went for the hand-stitched look again. I am really hooked on that now.
So it only took 4 1/2 years, but the signature quilt is finally done. My son is really happy with it! He's a little too big for the baby quilt size, but that's okay. Now, we can start working on a quilt for his bedroom. Maybe that will be on the 2014 agenda. :)