I decided to machine quilt it myself after almost having a heart attack when being told how much it will cost to have it done by my local quilt shop. They quoted me $150.00 which is crazy.
At first I wasn't too happy about having to quilt it myself. I was worried that it was too big and I'd have a hard time quilting it and that it would turn out horrible but I took my time and it turned out perfect no puckers at all. I did have a few needles break on me and thread breakage which was very frustrating but I was so happy with the result it was all worth it. I'm already planning the next one.
It measures 180cm x 230cm. I was going to add another row to the side to make it big enough for a double bed but I had enough of those blocks and just wanted to get it finished. It's a great size to use on the couch on these freezing cold nights. Anyway my brother loved it.
Front of the quilt
Back of the quilt which I almost like more than the front
I was inspired to make the quilt after seeing this quilt made by the very talented Jacquie on flickr. I emailed her and she was very nice and told me what fabrics she used. I love reading her blog she is very talented.
Ok back to sewing. I have a few cushions to do for a friend and a baby quilt for a baby shower that is coming up in July.
Have a great week.