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Cross-posted to my own journal.

So, since I apparently love to make my life complicated, I'm working on two crochet throws, a baby quilt, and a spring quilt. Add in school, finals, final projects... I'm amazed I have time to work on anything! The good news is I'm finished with all my final projects, and my last final is Monday. Tuesday I have to present a project... and them I'm home free! I'm going to have so much free time I'm not going to know what to do with myself.

Some OTHER good news is that I'm already putting that free time to good use! I finished my spring quilt! It's the size of a baby blanket, as I've found it's the PERFECT size for a throw. It also seems to fit a twin-sized bed pretty well. It's great for those spring nights where it's still a little bit nippy outside -- I'm glad I finished this while there were still nights to use it!

This is the first quilt where I hand-stitched the binding. I never like the way that machine-bound binding looked when trying to get both sides bound in the same run. So, I machine-stitched the back side, and then flipped it over the edge of he quilt and ladder-stitched the front. It took me about four hours, but I think it makes for a much nicer look overall. It's probably something I'll continue to do on future quilts. Also: I want to give mad props to the hubby and his mom for suggesting that I quilt in the diagonal on the coloured squares. It really made the design pop!

So, without further ado... some pictures! :)



The front side:
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Some detail:
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The back:
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Some detail:
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And because SOMEONE was getting jealous while I was taking photos of the quilt... a picture of Mr. Gecko!
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He was getting grumpy that I was taking pictures of the throw and not giving him food. :) In the end, I got my pictures, he got his food, and everyone was happy.

Date: 2011-05-09 11:03 am (UTC)
scheherezhad: fanart of Bart hugging Siberian Husky!Gar (Default)
From: [personal profile] scheherezhad
That is very lovely. I do adore a good quilt. :)

Date: 2011-05-09 12:40 pm (UTC)
weaverbird: (Sewing)
From: [personal profile] weaverbird
Oh, that's so pretty!

I agree that hand-finishing really pays off. While I don't quilt, I do sew, and I often finish cuffs and collars by hand, and it's worth the time and effort.

ETA: Hello to Mr. Gecko! He does have a slightly indignant look about him in that shot. *g*
Edited Date: 2011-05-09 12:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-09 06:58 pm (UTC)
corrvin: a Courier daisy wheel text "definitely my type" (my type)
From: [personal profile] corrvin
How perfectly even! That's a beautiful quilt and it's obvious you put a ton of prep work into making it look that good (or enough practice that you don't even notice).

And it's nice to have spring-colored things for cool nights, too; we had our first actual cool spring and I was aching for non-wintery stuff by the end of it.

Date: 2011-05-10 05:11 am (UTC)
seryn: flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] seryn
Pretty... and I like that you showed us the underneath side. It's so encouraging to see polished work.

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