Sunday, November 6, 2011
Anna Maria Horner LOVE
This is another quilt that I started a shamefully long time ago (around the same time as the Heather Bailey Quilt, maybe even before...) and I am so ridiculously happy to see it DONE!
Long arm quilting by Brenda Garrison. Binding in a solid Kona brown (no idea which exact one).
I kept the focus on the gorgeous fabrics by just using BIG (18") squares and I'm so glad that I did. I may have also been a bit intimidated by doing anything else as a I was a serious quilting newbie that long ago. But I'm still happy with my choice to let the fabrics stand on their own. (And the more I think about this I think my inspiration was Erin's free picnic blanket tutorial but without the corner pockets).
My only problem with this quilt is deciding which side I love more because I love the back absolutely as much as I love the front. In fact I'm not even sure I would call them "back" and "front", because the "front" seems somehow more important or better than the back and you can see that is absolutely NOT the case here. I used a heavier home dec weight fabric mix on the back because I anticipated this being used as a picnic quilt. No matter where we use it, it just gives it a nice heft. Right now it is currently on the back of the couch just waiting for me to snuggle up under it, which I am planning on doing the absolute FIRST minute I can after wrestling Miss H into bed tonight. Said with love.
And in case you think I don't suffer for my craft, I do. Some days more than others.
Yesterday when I accidentally stitched through my finger (yes, you read that right) was definitely one of those days. I was honestly just thrilled it missed my nail.
You know what I did then, right? Yup, kept on sewing. Does that earn me the Sewing Scout Badge of Honor?