Do a happy dance and break out the bubbly because today’s the day I finally finished my Bloom Bloom Pow….yipee!!
This is such a super great achievement for me as it is also the first quilt I have made from scratch..cutting, piecing, quilting etc.
Along the way there were many other firsts…
- first quilt along
- first time starching
- first time piecing triangles
- first time quilting a huge (that’s how it seemed to me!) 70″ x 50″ quilt
- first time machine binding
…..and many more I’m sure, I just can’t remember them all!
At times I did think it wasn’t going to happen as almost everything was a challenge which led to lots of procrastination! But also lots of things were learnt and it surprised me to find how much I improved over the course of just this one attempt.
Here it is in all its grey day glory…..
I used the pebbles binding (thanks to everyone for the great advice!) and decided to try machine binding as I thought it would be quicker and last longer. I’m pretty sure I was right about the latter, but not sure how much quicker it was after fixing all the wobbly missed edges (note to self: take more time to line up the binding!).
I also mitred the corners. I had done this before and struggled a bit, but it was much better this time.
And here’s the back…
Now, time for a cup of tea and some planning of the next project….can’t wait!
PS if anyone wants to have a go the details can be found at Lee’s blog Freshly Pieced as can links to other Bloom Bloom Pow-ers. Thanks Lee!
Linking up with Lily’s Quilts Small Blog Meet…and….Let’s Get Acquainted hosted by Anabella at Life’s Rich Pattern