So, I have finally finished my first quilt! I got a custom order to make a chenille blanket like the one from Aesthetic Nest, in little boy colors. I picked monkeys for the backing and the coordinating colors are brown, orange, blue, and green. I cannot accurately describe how proud of it I am. This quilt took quite a bit of time and effort and it really eased me into the quilting game.
There’s a total of five layers of snuggly cotton, so the quilt is deceptively heavy.
The finished size is about 40″ x 40″, give or take an inch or two.
A close-up of the layers all fuzzed up. They’ll only get fuzzier with each wash!
I handmade the binding using some of the leftover green fabric. I had literally just enough to make the binding – maybe two or three inches leftover!
All in all, I’m incredibly happy with the results of the quilt. It took about six hours to make and is my proudest sewing item to date. I love how the quilt feels very “heirloom” and broken in after just one wash – that means each wash will make it more snuggly and soft for the lucky baby. It’s also big enough to last all the way through the toddler stage, which means that the buyer will get her money’s worth out of it.
I’m quite excited to start another one soon – I could barely keep Little Foot’s paws off of it, so I’m sure she’d absolutely adore one. Maybe a holiday gift?