I started my FIRST QUILT EVER a few days go. I just finished the top! Here it is:
It isn't perfect, but I LOVE it and think my son will, too.
I used ivory for the sashing & black for the little squares mainly because I had them on hand. The back will be large blocks of solid fabric with prints sprinkled in (I think). Aside from the I-Spy squares, I'm trying to only use fabric I have at home instead of buying more.
Next up - creating the back. I'm very nervous about the quilting part. I had originally decided to do free-motion quilting (not knowing how tough it would be for me). I think now I will do straight line quilting. I know it will be boring, but easier. And this is, after all, my first quilt.
For any quilters out there, do you have any tips for me?
P.S. A big thank you to Care over at Obsessively Stitching. Without all of the great help on her blog, I'm not sure I would have been courageous enough to make a quilt.