So excited to finally have this quilt finished! Five years in the making - it actually qualified as a UFO for most of that time.
It's hard to believe that it was five years ago that I went to the Quilting Expo and came home with my new Elna embroidery machine. As the holiday season was coming up quickly, I tried downloading a few free embroidery patterns to try out.
A dozen redwork Christmas embroideries ended up in this sweet red and white Twin size quilt top. Then it languished in the 'completed tops' pile for a long while.
In last year's push to finish up a few UFO's I decided that a white fleece back would work nicely and pinned them together. Then it sat another year in the 'to be quilted' pile. I just couldn't figure out how I wanted to quilt it.
When I finally started quilting it up, there were tension problems with the free motion quilting. Rip rip rip! My machine just wouldn't cooperate. Frustrated, I set it aside again.
It became my UFO goal for this fall, and finally was quilted and the binding put on - all ready to hand stitch in the waiting rooms when I drive my father-in-law to his appointments. That took two months, but I finished it this week! Don't you just love reds and whites at Christmas?
Of course, it took me so long to make it that we no longer have a twin size bed in the house. LOL.
One major Christmas gift to finish piecing and quilt in the next two weeks. Better get busy and stay focused!