I did it! I stuck to my goal of making just a little time for sewing (nearly) every day this month, and I finished my quilt top for the Facet +Plus Quilt-Along ! It was down to the wire, really. I had to sneak some sewing minutes and put off some chores last night in order to have a finish to link up to Amanda's wrap up post today over at This Mom Quilts.
And, I had to get up a little early this morning in order to get a picture to share with you before getting ready for work. But, I did it!
And here it is!
I am pretty happy with this lap quilt, overall. There is one fabric that I wish I could change. The white print is too close to the pale grey background. Not enough contrast in those blocks means that the overall pattern gets lost. But, that also adds some interest, I guess. Plus, there's just so much pretty in those prints, that I smile every time I look at them.
This was my first experience with a Quilt Along, and it was a great one to start with! Amanda's directions were clear and easy to follow. She provided pictures, diagrams and cutting charts. There was even a coloring page which helped me with planning, but which I also kept close at hand while I pieced the top together. I'm happy to say, all of my rows went together smoothly and correctly, thanks to that chart!
I have no immediate plans to baste or quilt this top. I think that I want it to be not only my first Quilt Along Quilt, but also my first FMQ quilt. However, I have a lot of practicing to do before I will be ready for that.
So, this pretty little lady will have to wait patiently for a while.
Pop over to This Mom Quilts to see Amanda's almost-finish of her beautiful design. She will have links to other finishers' posts, too.
Thanks, Amanda, for creating this fun QAL, and letting me join in!