While blog hopping yesterday, I found this:
So I thought it would be fun to join in and share one of the first quilts I made. Which was really a long time ago because we were still living in New York at the time. I had wanted something festive for our new home at Christmas and the sewing bug had hit me. I followed the Around the World pattern and made this quilt in red and green.
The finished size is about 42 inches square, not exactly perfect for a lap blanket as it is a little short for my long legs but the kids have used it when they were younger. A close up of the quilt, the backing is the red holly fabric that I used as the center square.
If you look closer at the quilt, you can see that I was so new at the quilting process that I didn't even put a proper binding on it. Instead, I sewed it right sides together and turned it right side out and closed it up like a pillow case. I also used red DMC floss to tie the quilting. As time has gone on, I have gotten more confidence in my skills and I can make a binding and I have machine quilted my quilts.