Well, it took hours of quilting with my mother-in-law on Thursday, and until 3 am Friday night, but I did it! I finished the quilt!
I have to say, if it wasn't for my MIL, I don't know what I would have done. She helped me A LOT. She even did some of the quilting for me while I was out at the rehearsal. Thank you Maureen!
When I finally put in the last stitch in at 1:30 Saturday morning, I excitedly pulled the blanket out from the machine, spread it out on the floor and immediately started crying tears of joy. I may have been a bit delirious. I think I was, because the next thought that entered my head was that I HAD to make a patch for the quilt that had the bride's and groom's names embroidered on it along with the date of their wedding. That took me to 3 am. But it was worth it.
Check it out!
Thanks to Mom and Maureen for holding it up for me while I shot the photo.
Here's a cheesy one of it on a chair in the garden.
I would have taken a few more/better photos, including one of the patch, but I had to rush out of the house to meet the ladies at the salon.
Anyway, I've totally caught the quilting bug. I just got a brand new quilting machine (courtesy of that amazing MIL I've been talking about) and my next project is going to be a mini quilt of some sort. I'm going to team up with my gal pal Ash and try to pass the bug onto her.