This is the first major project I did on my own. I started it back in January but kept putting it off because the sewing machine scared me. Knowing I couldn’t put it off anymore, the weekend before Christmas I finished cutting the coins and started piecing the quilt together. The further I got on the project, the more excited I became. I really wanted to take a stab at machine quilting the layers together but the concept spooked me at the last minute so I hand-tied it. I finished around 3:30a on Christmas Day and had it folded & wrapped by 4a (talk about finishing right under the wire).
Overall I love, love, love the way it all came together. There are some imperfections in the binding but, hey, I’m a beginner. After a bit of swearing (and BF’s encouragement) I decided to cut myself some slack.
Leah’s reaction when she opened it just a mere 7 hours after it was completed was priceless. She was so touched that she was in tears. It was the greatest compliment I could have ever received.