This little quilt is four firsts for me.
1. It's my first mini quilt, measuring 16.5" square.
2. The first quilt I've made using my Flea Market Fancy fabrics.
3. The first hand quilted project I've finished. Emphasis on finished.
4. And, my first time to quilt with Pearl cotton. I used DMC size 8.
I got most of the quilting done poolside last night while Shea was at swim team. I probably looked like a dork quilting beside the pool (in the shade of course) but, oh well. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I really like quilting with the pearl cotton. It's quick and I love the look of the chunky stitches.
I liked this little quilt last night when I finished it, but I love it this morning seeing it with fresh eyes. The quilting doesn't look as bad (crooked and uneven) as it seemed to me last night. I can't wait to hang this in my sewing room in the next house. There's something about it that makes me smile. I think it's the happy colors!
And, yes, the Flea Market Fancy is even better out of the stacks!