One of the quilting blogs that I immediately became addicted too was Stitched in Color. I have fell in love with everything she has posted and have a few quilt alongs that I promised myself I would complete. It's just a matter of getting up the courage to do them. When I saw this challenge, Celebrate Color, I knew I wanted to give it a try so I worked as hard as I could on this quilt, my final Christmas gift. I found this pattern online. I really wish I could remember where I found it.....so I could share it with you too. Once I had all the squares completed I added the beige border and the outside border on my own :) I was proud of that addition. I'm still pretty new to the "quilting" part and really only know how to do straight lines but for this one I decided to add my own little touch with some squiggly lines. I LOVE how that turned out and just gives it an added punch.
I found this backing at The Intrepid Thread. This is another wonderful online quilter that I found while blog searching. She has just recently opened up an online fabric store. I knew this backing would be perfect. And it was. A coworker went with me to a local fabric store last week and we picked up the binding material.
Even though sometimes sewing is frustrating to me....mainly because I need to learn so much more....it is very rewarding. Looking at the finished product just simply puts a smile on my face. And now that this one is complete....I'm ready for the next one. It.....is going to be a Becky original so stay tuned. Lets see just how brave I can be.