It’s time for a celebration! I finally finished my Year-at-a-Glance quilt tonight! That’s right, finished!
The fabric and pattern were a gift for my birthday back in the summer of 2009. (Remember this post? or this post?) Tonight, I finally tacked down the last two feet of binding. I rarely ever finish anything this big, and I had to pinch myself to relinquish my disbelief. Now, I just wish I had somewhere better than the bedroom curtains to prominently display it.
With every beautiful quilt, there’s a beast. Not to be nit picky, but the appliqué patterns were all backwards. And as adorable as this quilt is, this takes the cake and makes this pattern a solid D. The sashing measurements were all off! I had to calculate them and re-cut all the pieces. That includes the outer square border, folks. Pain in the …
I was forced to conquer a new technique on this quilt: hand embroidery. I treated myself to a crash course in embroidering techniques via the internet, and with great success, I do think my lazy daises turned out perfectly. That’s why the May block is my favorite!
Three Down, Ten to Go!