Early in 2010, I got the idea to make a quilt for the church, and I just couldn't get the idea out of my head (I call it a God-prod). Anyway, I finally gave in and decided to make a quilt. After having started it, this quilt got put on hold several times for other projects, such as Leslie's quilt (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368283.msg4328536#msg4328536
), towards the end of which my sewing machine died and forced me to get a new one (I got a Janome Sewist 500 - highly recommend it). After more than a year and a very frantic week this past week as I hurried to finish the quilt before our upcoming move, this quilt is the result. My pictures aren't all that good 'cuz it was dark when I finished the quilt and the lamps in the house have already been packed and moved.
Anyway, on to the pictures!
A close-up of the hands after the quilting was done around them.
As much of the whole quilt as I could get in a picture. Enough of our stuff has been packed that I didn't have anything to hang it with and no one was around to hold it up for me. The borders say "Children of FBC".
A better picture of the top half of the quilt
The quilt, with a corner flipped over so you can see the back.
The back of the quilt. The only picture I had of the back was before I was done with it so I hadn't trimmed off the excess backing yet. However, this picture shows the quilting better than the front does.
From this quilt, I learned (the hard way) why long-arm quilting machines are so valuable. There are a couple of sewed-in wrinkles on the quilt where I didn't notice them until it was already too late to go back and fix them. Oh well, I guess it adds "character" to the quilt.
Feedback is welcomed and appreciated!
**EDIT: The quilt was raffled off a couple weeks ago. The couple that won it are good friends of my husband and I. The picture below shows the pastor (left) with the gentleman who won it (right). The winner's wife wasn't feeling good that day... I was a bit disappointed with the amount the quilt fundraiser raised. The total came to $107, and I put roughly $105-$110 into the quilt. In retrospective, it would've been much easier to just donate the money to the church. However, I guess I can be proud of my accomplishments with this quilt, and my friends now have a quilt to remember me by (we moved just about the time i finished the quilt).