Last month, right before my very own baby shower, I finally finished the quilted gift that I started LAST year for a friend's baby shower. At least her son didn't need it yet, right? ;) I thought I would share the finished product with you all since I *did* share teasers when I first started it. It was my first attempt at a quilt and while it didn't turn out perfectly, I am hooked! I can't wait to make more--though I might start with little small swatches now to get some of the techniques perfected. A crib-size quilt was a perfect size to start with. My friend's nursery is Super Mario Brothers themed, so I wanted to go along with that. A green mushroom seemed perfect!
|Looking at it from far away, I like how the mushroom looks ultimately. While I worked on it up close, I wished I had gone with fewer colors.|
|A wee bit more of a close-up so you can see the tiny squares. 30x30, all hand-sewn. It was a bit of a pain and part of the reason it took so long.|
It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to start something new. Perhaps a small wall hanging for the nursery (which is pretty much done so I should stop adding things). Pictures of that to come soon!