Sorry to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. I know you were all just pacing the floor to see the finished quilt! (*snicker*) So here 'tis!
I don't have a walking foot so some of the stitching was a little off and some of the fabric shifted and pinched. I did use my ditch foot which helped a little. I only quilted where the blocks met and then just free-motion quilted around the large border.
Remember my "little friend"? Well, when I went into the quilt shop to purchase it, I showed the almost completed quilt to the sweet gal working and asked her what she thought. She liked it and said it looked very good but that I had a tension problem. I had to laugh. She was referring to the long and irregular stitches where I first started the free-motion work. I explained that the tension was fine - it was operator error! I was sewing too slow and moving too fast - totally opposite of what I should have been doing. But, I got in a bit of a sewing groove and the rest looked a little better!
All along, this little quilt has reminded me of my Aunt Marie. She is the sweetest woman and was so very close to my mom. She lives in Indiana and we don't get to see each other much at all. I'm going to send this quilt to her as I know she will appreciate and enjoy it.
I'm pleased with it. It was fun to make, I learned a lot, and I still have much to learn. That gives me two new excuses - #1 get a walking foot ("But, honey - I neeeeeeeed it"), and #2 quilt some more! Pin It