Look at the birthday flowers!
And the birthday cake!
But, I'll bet you are all wondering whether or not I completed my birthday quilt! Guess what???
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!
And I think it came out pretty great!
My seams are still not lining up perfectly, but that just adds to the charm, right? Here is a close-up of one corner. I made the binding out of strips of all the patterns used in the quilt:
For the back, I added a stripe of the triangle shapes plus a leftover binding strip to add pizazz. Also because I cut the backing too short so I needed it to be longer.
For the quilting, I just did some free-form horizontal lines (some straight and some wavy) and echo quilting along the vertical seams. It was quick which was perfect because I realized that the actual quilting is the only part of quilt-making that I don't 100% love. I only 45% love the quilting part. I think I need to teach myself how to "free motion" quilt so I can add cool patterns and such. Next time!
So, all in all, the Aladdin-themed birthday quilt is a success! I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can snuggle with it on the sofa. Also so I can stop shaving my legs.