I finally finished it-my first *real* quilt. The first one I've finished that isn't just a wallhanging or a stocking or a pot holder (ok I've never made a potholder-but I've made other small things). I pieced this top last year-or maybe it was the year before-in just one day. And then I sandwiched it and then it just sat in my fabric cabinet, neglected. I suddenly got back into sewing recently so I decided to just go for it and get it done. I took these before I washed it-it's in the washer right now so it's still a mystery how it'll be when it's all shrunk up.
the top and part of the backing
the binding-I decided to machine stitch it to see how it turned out. I've always hand stitched it on the wall hangings I've done but I wanted this to be quicker and stronger. I used a zigzag stitch and I really like how it turned out.
I'm going to keep this one for us but now I am working on another one that will be a gift plus I'm going to be making some Downy Quilts for Kids soon. I'm planning to use up as much of my stash as possible making gift lap quilts and more quilts for kids so I can buy NEW stuff.