to this over the last week.
After sewing the last row on last night, I kindly asked my hubby to spend "no less than 30 seconds admiring my first ever self-designed quilt!" He was very kind and spent at least 31 seconds admiring it before moving back to his own work.
Here's the entire quilt top.
I still need a little help with the whole math thing; the top is bigger than I wanted it to be, so the piece of fabric I have for the back isn't going to be big enough. I could cut off one row on the left side and one on the top and it would all fit, or I could go with Plan B and piece some extra for the back. I'm considering both: adding a little piecing to the back but still taking off those two rows to make it closer to the crib size (it's currently 44"x48" and I wanted it to be more like 36-40" x 40-44").
I have some really nice variagated orange & pink DMC Perle 8 thread that I will be using to hand quilt over the coming weeks, so don't expect to see this as a real finish any time soon.
In other WIP news, I'm still waiting on my pattern to start the Colette top, but I'll probably be putting this one off for a little while either way. I have three quilts that need to be bound, and at least two take priority over the top.
I've kept up a pretty strong pace with the sewing recently, but I'm finally stopping (the frantic part, not the sewing!). This baby is coming soon, and my body is ready to rest and enjoy the quieter aspects of binding and hand quilting that await!
Once again, I'm linking up with Lee and the other fabulous artists showing off their goods at WIP Wednesday!