a) I actually made something that I pinned on Pinterest;
b) It was a super fun pattern to play with;
c) I loved using scraps from my stash and some from my mom's;
d) I finished it before Christmas; and
e) Carrie loves it! :o)
I needed a photo of the completed quilt before I wrapped it for Christmas, so Doug held it up for me. I fussed about the lighting and took several photos that day, and in the long run I just love the way the sun is shining through the quilt and that Doug's silhouette shows.
The only thing I would change about this quilt is the size. As I progress through my life's quilting lessons, I will now be able to visualize what 56"x 56" looks like. It's the perfect size for a lap quilt, and I think Carrie will keep this on her couch as a throw, but if I had it to do over again I would make it a little longer, that's all.
I used my sewing machine for everything but the binding which I hand stitched. And I washed and dried the quilt before I wrapped it because I love the look of a quilt that's been "worn."
Hooray for handmade!!!