I have officially finished my first handmade quilt. It doesn't feel quite right to say "I" have finished, because I had so much help, but however you want to look at it, it took right around 6 months from start to finish. I finished the binding last night and I am so excited that I managed to get it done before this baby comes. It turned out beautifully...as long as you don't look too closely at my stitching.
This was a process I knew nothing about. I have learned so much. I had no idea how much work this was going to be and if all of my random fabrics would even come together. It is so fun to see that the countless hours and sore fingers were worth it now that it is finished.
Well over a year ago now my girlfriends decided it would be fun if we all helped each other make a quilt as a memento from our time in dental school together. I am so glad we did. It has provided countless hours sitting around a quilt frame talking about everything under the sun. For that reason alone I have loved this process. And I truly will cherish the memory of all of the loving hands that helped make my quilt beautiful.