I first started this quilt back in May. 6 months later and it's finally completed!!! I blogged about it here once I had the front finish, but I still had a long way to go at that point.
As I mentioned before, I followed Obsessively Stitching's tutorial to do the front of the quilt (a disappearing 9 patch). I followed my Aunt's advice for taping the front down to the floor, layering, pinning, and trimming. I decided on my own that I wanted to use an "s" stitch "in the ditch" (I have no idea if the stitch I used it actually called an "S" stitch, and I'm not quite sure if what I actually did is considered "in the ditch"....but just go with it). Of course my machine didn't have the "s" stitch. Nor did the amazing machine I'm borrowing from a friend. I had to borrow another sewing machine just to get what I wanted!! I followed the guidance of my Aunt to do the binding, and viola - a finished quilt!!! I'm really very pleased with it, and my children enjoy playing with it.
It's funny because the whole time I was making it I kept saying I will never make another quilt - that they are too tedious and time consuming. But wouldn't you know, now that I'm done with the one, I want to do another. Eeeek.
So, here she is in all her glory:
Here's a small glimpse of the back:
A close up of a square, and the stitch I used:
"Hey Trent, show me the dog that looks like Maggie":
and in case anyone was wondering: it's approximately crib size.