(If you are a professional quilter, you may want to look away): I finished my first, what I want to call, real quilt. And I am really loving the way it turned out.
It will actually be a set of quilts; one for each of my twins. I used a panel of Michael Miller's "A Child's Life", a couple of Alexander Henry small flower prints for framing the images and white Kona cotton for the sashing. The back of the quilt is made from a thrifted vintage sheet.
Each of the quilts is about 63 x 63 inches (1,60 x 1,60 meters). They are much bigger than I invisioned. Each of the quilts will come with a matching quilted pillow. On the bottom I hand embroidered "Für Kordula" and "Für Anika" ("for").
So, here are the two quilt tops:
The hardest part about the whole making-a-quilt-process was assemblying the quilt sandwich and pinning everything. My arms and legs were sore the next day from trying not to step on the quilt. Here a lovely picture of 7.5 yards of binding waiting to be used (Sorry, USPS for cutting up one of your precious boxes):
The first quilt assembled and quilted:
I basically quilted in every "ditch" I could find on this quilt. I wish I had the ability to do some fancy, swirly, curvy quilting all over the white sashing...
So, here is Kordula's quilt freshly washed, dried and spread out on our bed including the two already finished pillows. I decided to handsew the binding on the back of the quilt (like every real quilter would do, right?!). But, I am not sure I will be doing it for Anika's quilt as well. It just takes sooo much time. But then, it does look really nice.
And nicely folded: