Yay it's here! Wonderful Amy has done it again. And aren't we going to have fun!
This is my entry for the Festival.
It was a lot of firsts for me. First time cutting fabric without a template, all freehand....first time doing free-motion quilting....first time putting binding on completely by machine. First time using tulle to hold my layers in place while quilting. I learned SO much on this quilt. There were rough spots [serious rough spots], but it remains one of my favorites.
It's not completely finished. I think it will be an ongoing project for a very long time. Someday I'd like to add seashells, tails to the kites, just little additional touches. Whenever I see something to do with the sea, I'd like to add it to the quilt. I love quilts that are heavily embellished.
The biggest thing I learned from this quilt was that it's ok to be imperfect. It's ok to improvise, to play, even to mess up. It will never be juried into a quilt show, but it wasn't meant to be. It represents, for me, a whole new level of quilting - quilting for pure pleasure, not for someone else's satisfaction, but only for the fun of it. I think this is my favorite quilt I've ever done.
And now I'm going back over to Amy's, and start browsing - see you next week, lol!