I am so happy that I could almost burst (oops...it could also be that I had a really yummy dinner)! I have finished the quilting on my first Seven Sisters quilt. I finished quilting just before supper and I have just finished taking out the basting threads. This is the third quilt that I have hand quilted and I can see how much I have improved. I do still have a long way to go...I did have issues as I went along, but maybe they had more to do with the fact that I kept changing how I was quilting it. If I had just stuck with using the hoop throughout I may not have had as many problems. The back is not as smooth as it should probably be but I think once it gets washed it will just add to it's charm.
I really like the fabric that I used for the backing. It has a light background with tiny pink and green splatters all over it. Now, the next thing I need to do is to trim it up and then sew the binding on. I already have the binding made so that is not a problem but I am really nervous about trimming it. I am so afraid that I will mess it up and after all of the work I put into it I am afraid that I will make a cutting error or something silly like that.
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