Last time I blogged about sewing was almost 2 YEARS ago. Yikes. Needless to say I have been sewing, just have not been blogging, I have a lot of catching up to do. First and foremost, I finished my friends quilt. That was about 2 weeks ago (whoops, slacker!!!) I didn't take a picture of it myself, so the one I am posting is from her facebook page.
The hesitation to finish it came from it not being "perfect". I would work on it for a few days, get bored, move on, etc. Then it came time to top stitch it. I used a Twin Needle, which kept skipping, which was annoying. So I had a choice, keep sewing with it or stop. I stopped. Then in October I bought a Coverstitch Machine (oh how I have always wanted one). It solved the problem of skipping stitches and finally gave it the look I was hoping for. The next snag was when I layed everything down to stitch the back to the front. It was wonky, not even, I wanted to cry. I texted my friend and she said "don't worry about it, I wouldn't have done any of this, even If i had been given 2 years". So I sew it together.
I have started saving all the cute shirts my kids wear and those will eventually be turned into quilts, now that I know what is possible.