I needed a design and I came up with a simple block pattern.
There are 6 different block designs, and with each design I used 4 different fabrics to create 5 distinct blocks for each design. In total, there are 30 different blocks to be quilted to the backing and then put together. I've already made the 30 different quilt tops, but didn't get a chance to take a picture of them before the battery in my camera died. :( I did get a chance to take pictures of some mistakes I've made. Hopefully you can learn from them...
|So you can see the fabric puckering, a recurring theme in my quilting it seems... :( Then i realized that I was using the regular presser foot.|
|... So I popped on the walking foot and voila! the entire thing is nice and smooth and more perfect than the last one! yay!|
As for the backing, I had some white on black fabric that I found in the remnants pile at Joann's that I can't find a use for. So I thought it would make a nice pieced look with a common theme.
|So here is one with pretty flowers.|
|And here is another one. With this one, I decided to just follow the lines on the fabric pattern.|
|Which made an interesting pattern on the front. :)|
Now, lets talk about quilt appreciation. When I show my husband my newly finished quilt, his usual response is "oh that's nice." He doesn't really reach for a quilt when he's cold on the couch, he prefers to just put on another jacket and stick his foot under my butt. So I'm on the couch alone and is the only one that uses my quilt. Then it got cold. My dog looked cold when she was chilling on the couch, so I put one of my first quilting tries on her. Now she's not so cold :). I'm glad someone besides me appreciates and actively uses one of my quilts.