First Quilt Done!

Well, I have finally finished my first quilt! (first since I took up quilting again).  This one is for my mother-in-law.  She favors earth tones, so I combined my love of pink, and her browns to make this log cabin quilt.  My friend Ellie helped me pick out the fabrics.  Piecing was a cinch, but then it sat on my table for weeks, until I got the determination to finish it.  Stitching in the ditch went pretty smoothly, then I decided to do some free motion on the borders… Practicing free motion on a 12″ x 12″ sandwich is very different from quilting a whole quilt.  Let’s just say, once I got started, there was no going back.  The thought of taking out all those stitches was not so exciting, so I just sallied forth and it was “everything goes” free motion.  In the process, my 16 year old Singer started giving me trouble… Perhaps, a new machine is on the horizon?

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