I'm so pleased with how this Whirlygiggle quilt ended up turning out. It's so light, bright, and cheery and it just makes me smile. What really makes me smile about it is that it's actually my first full size quilt! Up until now I've only made a couple of baby quilts, so this was a really big deal for me.
Overall, it probably ended up taking me about 2 months to make. I know some could do this in a hard core weekend, but I've got so many other things going on, between my full-time job, my part-time business, and you know, spending quality time with my husband and all, I make time for my sewing.
What's funny about it is that I only ended up making half the amount of blocks necessary and didn't realize it until I laid it all out! I was like, hmm, this looks a bit small. Talk about a bubble burst! Here I thought all the hard work was over and I ended up having to go back and cut, sew, trim, and sew some more. Ay ay ay!
The original inspiration came from Camille, as this is her Whirlygig pattern. I was completely overcome with joy when I saw the colors and found it so visually appealling. It's also what sparked my love, ok obsession, with the Nicey Jane collection. I'm pretty sure that I bought a fat quarter bundle of it to make this quilt, and as we quilters do, fell in love with it during the creative process and ended up buying an additional half-yard bundle!!! Thank goodness for Randi at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and her amazing sales and outstanding service!
Besides being so pleased with the outcome of the quilt itself, I'm so happy to have realized I could finally take one of those fabulous pictures of it, like other quilters do. Now, I don't have any cool barns or fences nearby, but I figured the railing at the beach would do. The secret is that my best girl Raygan is squatting behind it, making sure it doesn't flop over the front or fly away on this windy day. Thanks Ray-Ray!
I'm very excited to be entering it in the Gen X Quilters Love Nest Quilt Contest! I always see these great contests with these inspiring and outstanding quilts and never had one of my own to enter. Now I do, wahoo!
And I'm even more pleased to be doing my 3rd Blogger's Quilt Festival and showing my 3rd (and only) completed quilt that I love. I've got 3 other tops sitting here staring at me, so even more quilts to come!