Sunday, January 18, 2009
I'm almost done with this quilt that I started over four years ago! I had only made the quilt top, and had gotten frustrated with the squares not lining up perfectly. It sat folded on the bookcase or in my closet for years. Since one of my resolutions for this year is to finish my unfinished projects, I grabbed some bandana print fabric and some flannel from Walmart. Today I sewed on the strips of bandana fabric, and sewed the 3 layers together... the quilt top, some white flannel for the inner layer, and the cute cowboy flannel for the back. Now I just need to top-stitch it and then tie it together with some pretty embroidery floss. I don't think it's too shabby for my very first quilt!
I chose the plaid pieces because they reminded me of the shirts that my Dad always wore. The sole denim square is from a pair of his jeans. The white flannel blanket that I used for the batting was one of my blankies as a baby. There's a lot of special meaning to it for me. :)