Today is a day for celebration.
While I still have many WiPs:
and a stack of quilt tops to baste, quilt, and bind…
I finally have a finished quilt!!!
So, here we are…
- 55 blog posts
- 7 finished quilt tops
- exactly 5 months since purchasing my sewing machine
- 5 sewing lessons
- endless ripped seams
- more ironing than I’ve ever done in my entire life
LATER… there is finally a finish!
Monday night I had my last quilt class with Melanie where we focused on binding. Seriously, seeing everything in person helped so much. She shared many tips that I’d seen online, and new ones, too. I am such a visual learner so this class was extremely helpful.
The wine was helpful, too…
Here I am at the end of class… it was so hard to leave that night, but 9:30 was pushing my limits. Can you tell how happy I am?
I totally stole this photo from Melanie, so be sure to check out the other finished quilts!
Then Melanie set all her little birdies free to do their thing… binding.
Let’s just say that hand binding will be reserved for baby quilts for now.
This is how I spent my nights this week:
Housewives for the win. Can I get an amen?!
And, drumroll please…
I would like to thank…Oh wait, this isn’t the Academy Awards.
When I first started this journey, I read a quote that said, “A house is not a home until it has a homemade quilt.” While we are lucky and blessed to have quilts by our grandmothers on our beds and couches, it was truly special to see this on my way to work this morning.
Happy WiP Wednesday, sweet friends!
Hot damn, I’m a quilter now!