Last Christmas I decided to make him a quilt. And, in typical fashion, I went way out. Start out practicing on a mini-quilt or placemat? Not my style. I made him a quilt that is taller and wider than I am. It's a bit over 5ft square. He went to the Ohio State so the block O seemed like a fairly easy pattern to make myself, and it was!
I just pieced together some extras and matching fabric for the back. I actually kind of hate it because it looks like a giant letter "F."
Too bad I didn't realize that before. I'll probably add a label at some point which should break that area up. Oh well, it was a learning project.
It was at this point, when it went in the washer, that I was freaking out. Would the fabric bleed? (Couldn't find my color catcher sheets) Would it actually get crinkly? Would my hand-stitching on the binding hold? It did (:
Rolled it up.
It may not be perfect, but he really likes it. I did a simple straight-line quilting grid about 1/4in away from the seams. On my little machine it was difficult, but totally worth it. I can't wait to make another--more girly this time.