I just finished my first quilt top today and I'm rather proud of myself. I guess I'm proud of the fact that I really finished it. Now I can't wait to get it to the quilter so I can get it back and put the binding on.
I used to be one of those people that went into a quilt shop, saw a beautiful quilt on the wall for sale at a very expensive price and say, "I'd never pay that for a quilt!" Now I would because I finally understand the cost of the material you have in each quilt and all the time and work it takes to make that quilt. I really don't want to see any of my quilts taken to the beach or a picnic that's for sure. I hope they will be treated like potential heirlooms. Certainly, they will look wonderful on beds or hung up but I found out the hard way about not putting a quilt in a plastic bag. They should be stored in a cotton pillow case.
Here's a picture of my quilt: