I made a quilt for my little nephew (he's 36 now) when he graduated middle school. I hadn't been quilting long and didn't have any mentors-and this was before rotary cutters and cool rulers, back in the day when you traced your pattern on the back from templates made from cereal boxes or milk jugs.
I remember I was so proud of how it turned out. It looked fabulous, the colors were good and the kid liked it.
So 25 + years later, I visited my nephew and family and find they are using the quilt as a head board at the lake house. Cool, they are still using it. It still looks good, then I start to really look and see all the obvious mistakes. OMG.... I can't believe I actually gave this away and was proud of it. Well, for a first try it's not bad really.
I"m just happy that I've improved dramatically.
quilt as a headboard
and raveling edges-who needs a 1/4" seem?