Now that the holidays are over, things are getting back to normal here in the townhouse. It’s been super cold here the last few days. The puppies and I have been doing a lot of snuggling under and on quilts on the couch. I’ve been using the first quilt I made for a while now, but it is fairly small and light weight. This weekend, I had to bring in the big guns (metaphorically speaking).
I made this quilt for myself back in June. I listed it on Etsy (secretly hoping it wouldn’t sell) and haven’t used it just in case somebody ordered it. I still have enough of the material to make a new one if someone does order it, but I am sooooo glad that I decided to get it out. It’s a little bigger than my colorful quilt, and it is flannel on the front and back. It’s not the prettiest quilt I’ve ever made, but if I had realized how comfortable this one was, I would have gotten it out of the stockpile a long time ago!
Even the cat was impressed.
What I’ve noticed is that usually I learn how to do something like knit or crochet or quilt, and then I end up making all kinds of things for everyone else before ever making myself anything. With the quilting, I kept the original quilt I made- mostly because it was small and the quilting was a little uneven, but then the bigger and better ones that I have made, I gave away as gifts (or put up for sale on my Etsy site). The original was kind of an experiment, but I love it and use it pretty much every day. Since then, I have gotten a whole lot better at quilting. I gave quilts as presents to my sister, my brother, my nephew, my niece and two of my great nephews. Yet in the meantime, I have still been using my original quilt. Now that I’ve started using this one, I realize what I’ve been missing.
I think I may need to make a pretty one to use as a bedspread. The real question is… what colors should I use? There are so many colors to choose from!