It's not a great picture but better than nothing, gotta take the photo when there are some friends are around to hold the quilt for me, can't do this at home, no space. So here it is....ta da, the ladies at my stitching group meeting were nice to hold the quilt while I take the picture. The binding not finished in this picture but you can't tell....at least I don't think you can.
Here's a close up of the machine quilting...okay the binding is now completed. I get very exciting when I can throw the quilt in the washing machine and get the wrinkled antiquey look of the quilt. This quilt will be on my bed so it'll be washed a lot especially since the cat will be sleeping on it too. I have a question for you guys, do you wash your quilts when it's going to hang on the wall??? Bed size quilts I always wash right away but what about table runners and wall quilts, do you always wash these, if not, why? I like the washed look, so in the machine they go.
A little peek of the back, I found this toile on sale long time ago and this was just the right quilt to pull it out.
Last year at this time I had a desire to learn how to knit socks after not touching a knitting needle for 25 year, don't know why I wanted to start again with socks, just one of those things. I found the knit shop close to my house was offering sock knitting class the following week, great timing, sign me up. It happened again....this year I've had the desire to learn how to crochet, again it's been 25 years and I only did one crocheted project in my life. So down to the knit shop again and guess what??? they have a crochet class that starts next week...it was meant to be.... sign me up. The inspiration came from this, these sweet items are so irresistible....I must give it a try.