About my first finish of 2011 --
Really, it's almost embarrassing in some respects.
I had this quilt top done almost a year ago (eeps!)... but, like I mentioned there, I didn't know how to quilt it.
And so, sadly, it sat.
Holly (binkwaffle Holly) made me a gorgeous coordinating pillow (back in June)... and still, it sat.
My Modern Rose Garden quilt top is now complete.
And where it belongs.
I bought the pattern, Modern Rose Garden, from the lovely Emily Cier of Carolina Patchwork. It was going to be one of my first completed quilts, and it was going to live on my couch... I guess you could say I got distracted. :-/
The fabric is from the Rouenneries collection by French General for Moda. Before I bought this fabric, I didn't think I really liked it... I was so wrong.
If you haven't seen French General fabric for yourself, be slow to judge... my hunch is that many of you would be like me and fall in love with it in real life.
Rouenneries was the first collection by Kaari Meng (of French General), and I still really like it (though I think La Petite Ecole is my new favorite).
With this top, for some reason, it took me a very long time to come up with "straight line quilting." Though I don't know why... probably, I was over-thinking it.
What I love:
- the fabric
- the linen sashing and the texture it gives
- the monochromaticness
- the little man who already loves it
- the binding (I love binding with a woven)
- the homey feel of the quilting
- the label (you can't see it too well, but it says "Made with love for my family" and has those pretty French General selvages)
What I don't love:
- the fact that my backing was an eensy bit too small, and I had to fudge the binding over in a few places
- the fact that it took me this long!
My message(s) of the day:
- Don't stress too much over the quilting -- simple is still beautiful.
- If you think you don't like a fabric, you might be wrong
- Asking for coordinating items from swap partners is a fun way to decorate your house. :)
- Every now and then, keep a quilt... and put it in permanent ink on the back. :)