So what was the finished item? First, a bit of background. Remember that Winding Ways quilt I've been working on for quite some time? I finished the top, which turned out to be enormous — about 95" x 112" or a bit more. Gulp. It sat, basted and ready for quilting (and I did remember what I wanted to do on this one!) for a while as I procrastinated about beginning. It was just so big! I had serious doubts as to how I was going to manage on my Bernina, much as I love that machine, and especially since my back had been bothering me — how was I going to wrestle this monster in my limited space? I wasn't; I chickened out and asked a good friend of mine to long-arm quilt it for me. She used most of what I'd originally intended to do myself, with some tweaks of her own that came out great. :) The quilt is so big, though, that I can't take a picture of it yet! However, it will be going into our local show in a few weeks, so I'll hope to get a photo of it hanging at that time. Meanwhile, here's a "teaser" of the result!
A Free Motion Quilting Finale
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