I am almost done with my first quilt. But as I stitch in the ditch, I see how my measurements are a little off, my basting (is that the right term? Or am I just thinking turkeys?) is not very good at all, and of course my flannal back does not line up the way I wanted.
The back I can deal with as lesson learned. The top is much better than the other tops I have started and never finished. The thing that gets me is that even though I pined the layers together, they are not very flat at all once I quilt it.
But when I look at it - almost finished and only the binding needing to be done, I realize that I kind of like it that way. I want my "quilts" to be comfy and useable. I don't want to spend so much time working on it trying to make it perfect that I end up not wanting to actually use it in fear of ruining it. I want my quilts to be used by my whole family, including my dogs and cats.
Is that crazy? I think the fact that it is not completly flat makes it a little more coushey. If I am a blanket maker . . .can I still play with all you quilters? :)
Pictures to come this weekend. It is very traditional in the front made with aquired FQ's and some misc fabric I had. The back is more like a party. Kind of like a mullet! Business in the front, party in the back!