Sunday, December 28, 2008
Finally, Mom and I finished quilting the Christmas Punch quilt top with a few blemishes but it's been a learning experience the whole time, especially for me a brand new quilter and never having touched a long-arm machine before either. It was FUN let me tell you - boring at times to follow the panto but I loved the snowflake pattern I found. The photo doesn't do the quilt justice and I still have the binding to complete which will have to wait until our return to New Orleans after the New Year! I really had ambitous plans but throw in the holiday fun, food, visiting and shopping and you sure run out of time rather quickly. I think Mom will be so happy using her long-arm over the next few months - she has 12 quilts lined up for quilting - WOW! I wasn't too happy with the batting we used - we used a Hobbs 80/20 that I picked up from Hancocks back home and brought several for Mom as well since they had King size in stock and she wanted them but we both agreed that the Hobbs 80/20 is not as nice as the Warm & Natural or some of the other batting out there. Live and learn - just another one to chaulk up to experience and learn from your mistakes but still, the quilt came out great and will be great on our bed back home and yes, even after Christmas too, at least for a little while!