Yes! You saw it right here: The snowflake quilt, Winter Wonderland, is DONE.
The quilt as you go was not easy, because I really wanted it perfect. It isn't perfect, but I think it looks great. I did the binding by machine, but incredibly carefully- I pinned and pressed each step of the way, and I took 8 attempts to get the 'seamless' (diagonal seam) finish to the binding so you don't know where I started applying it (I usually just go straight across and it isn't very pretty.) My corners look pretty good, if I do say so myself. I took all this care because I really want to try to send this quilt to the state fair, and possibly other shows. I know the quilt isn't good enough to win shows, but after the AQS judge came to our guild meeting I have a thought that maybe it is good enough to get into a show? (And of course, the state fair is open).
Anyhow- want to see a beautiful quilt? AAAAGHHH! So excited!
Where is the quilt right now? In the bathtub.... There is A LOT of starch in this thing, plus I think some water soluble thread is still hanging out from the initial step, and I don't want buggies eating it. You can see here how bright the pink fabric I used was. The organza really pales it out, not to mention the mounds of white thread.
And of course, label your quilts. I put a little message on this quilt to remember the stage of quilting I was in when I made it. Really, I was a beginner. I took my very first free motion stitch just a year before I made this quilt, and I certainly didn't spend the entire year quilting! This quilt was me saying "you know what, I'm going to get good at this!" And doing all these designs and all this quilting- I think I can say pretty firmly now: "I'm good at this."
Posts about this quilt:
Starting the quilt
Snowflake 1, 2, and 3
Snowflake 4 and 5
Snowflake 10 and 11