Here’s my second completed quilt:
It’s the basket weave quilt from Even More Quilts for Baby. It’s much better than the first quilt. It’s not perfect by any means — the binding is uneven, the squares don’t exactly match up in places — but I am pleased with my improvement. Notably, on the suggestion of some readers, I hand-sewed the binding on the back side, which was much easier and far more enjoyable than I expected. Most importantly, my fruit-loving son loves the finished product.
I have no immediate plans for another quilt, though more quilts are in my future, for sure. I’d love to find a great pattern using jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs. (Okay, how cute are those names?) I’ll be eager to see if a quilt turns out better if someone else does the cutting. Also, on the Blue Blog, I’ve read that Alison’s local quilt shop offers a block-of-the-month program. That sounds like a wonderful, low-key way to improve quilting skills. Does anyone know of an online (i.e., non-local) version of that kind of thing?