So, people, I've been quilting. And I can tell you this: how anybody does this, voluntarily, without going insane, is completely beyond me. The cutting up of tiny pieces! The sewing! The ironing! The sewing! The ironing! And then the sewing again! And then! More ironing!
I only did a little one, for Nils. Because I thought that would be a good way to try it out without committing to a huge project. It was supposed to be all pinwheely things, but as you can see, I lost the will to live about halfway through making them. This was about 3 months ago. Fortunately, the treasure trove that is the IKEA fabric department came to my aid in the form of this fabric, which finally got me to put it together.
The corner edging turned into a bit of a disaster, now more or less gracefully hidden behind those... umm... corner things. The back looks pretty terrible, but I will spare you. I won't even mention the pinwheel square I managed to cock up, as you'll just go looking for it.
Apart from that, now that it's finished, I'm quite pleased with it. Nils carries it around a lot and insisted on sleeping with it (rather than in his sleeping bag) last night.
But the worst thing is, now I want one for myself! AAAAAAAAAAARRGH!
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