This is Grand Slam Quilt. My first quilt that I made in March 2008. The pattern is from Quilts & More Magazine Summer 2007. It's finished at 60-1/2" x 84-1/2".
I made this quilt for my dad after his by-pass surgery. It really was a rather big task for a quilting ignoramus like me to undertake. I didn't know what I was getting into, in terms of the work involved, the frustration, the cost (yikes!) and eventually the quilting addiction I was about to suffer ;)
The rectangles were cut indiscriminately, seams were pressed anyway I fancied, blocks were not aligned, the machine quilting in the ditch were wonky at best, the backing fabric (a flat sheet) were folded at some places! Because it was for my dad ... I kept at it ...
I think or at least I hope I've come a long way from that first quilt! There's no turning back now.
Thanks to Lori for mentioning about Amy's Spring Bloggers' Quilt Festival. A big thank you to Amy for hosting it.