Yay! I finished the quilt I made for my friend Alice! Finally. Super finally. It took me 16 bobbins to machine quilt it -- SIXTEEN! I said that to a non-quilter the other day and they were like *shrug*..."okay." You get it though, right?!? Sixteen! I literally thought I would have multiple birthdays before I finished.
Okay, so here are the details: the fabric was an Amy Butler Midwest Modern fat quarter bundle in the Ohio Sky colour way. The pattern began as an intended Yellow Brick Road but I abandoned it after I got the pieces cut and sort of went off on my own tangent. Its a large throw size and I machine quilted it myself with a meandering stipple.
Here she is:
Holy smokes do hand-bindings ever slow me down! That took a week. I reiterate my previous musings on how a full-time job really bites into the quilting time! I could be SO productive if this is all I had to do with my time. Can I also mention that I happened to say I hated doing bindings at my guild meeting last week in front of EVERYONE and...well...I thought those ladies were gonna toss things at me. Yowzer! Regardless, I painstakingly finished them and now my friend Alice is ready to enjoy her new quilt.
Ooh. Also, I have given myself a reason to finish with the "Keystone Lodge" quilt (formerly the UQ). I picked up fabric for a new quilt while I was on a Mystery Shop Hop bus tour. This is what is next on the agenda as soon as I finish it:
I'm so excited, I can't wait!!!! And just think - March Break starts at the end of the week! I'll have so much to do!