This is a quilt-as-you-go that I had put away hoping that it would finish itself or disappear. Basically, Jamie is lucky I did not wrap it with a bow to be found when I am ready to leave this world. lol
I liked the idea of the quilt, but the original version called for the backing to come to the front. The backing is a batik, and it was a PROBLEM for me. I do not know what was wrong, but the sewing machine needle did not seem to pierce all the layers in places. That meant way more hand sewing than I wanted, so I took it apart and sewed the opposite way. I did not have any problem. WHY? I do not have a clue. The pattern for this was from Fun & Done! Quilting, but I have misplaced the name. Since I have an HQ16, I don't really think I would make many of these quilt-as-you-go patterns, but I do have another that I will try, some day.
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!