Instead of continuing to work on it, I pulled out a really old UFO (unfinished object) and finished it! When I made my son's baby quilt I knew I wanted his bed quilt to match it. I didn't want to risk not being able to find the same fabric, so I went ahead and made a twin size quilt before he was born as well. I had it completely done... except the binding. My little guy is almost 15 months old now, so it has been sitting, unfinished, for a looooong time. I got the binding all done and took it to the fair.
I took a couple of pictures first, but didn't do an official photo shoot. My little guy approves. He loves blankies.
Here's a closer shot. It is quilted with a square loopy meander. It is 8 x 11 blocks, and I'm pretty sure the blocks are 8 1/2". It also has a border, about 2 1/2". It's been so long since I worked on it that I don't remember the details! I'm pretty sure it measures about 74 x 98. We are really tall in our family, so we don't bother with regular twin size beds when we know the kids will outgrow them. We just go straight to extra-long twins, so it's bigger than a regular twin.
I also entered my Dresden Wave Mini Quilt, my In the Pines Quilt, and three dresses I've made for my daughter--her Easter Dress, her Princess Halloween Costume, and the Black and Red Paisley dress that I finished about a week ago. We'll be going to the fair tomorrow to see how I did!
I'm loving this quilt. I'm so close to getting the quilting done! I'm disappointed that I didn't get it done in time for the fair, but it will definitely be finished in time to enter in the EZ Dresden Challenge.
Another shot of the quilting:
I've decided that I want to do a new quilting pattern on each quilt that I do so I get lots of practice doing different designs. Well, at least on quilts I do for myself, and charity quilts that I have free reign on. I'm still quilting what clients ask me to, of course. I'm seeing a lot of improvement in these leaves from when I first started. It's good to practice.
I'm linking up to Work In Progress Wednesday today. Go check it out!