I finished the baby quilt! It's my very first quilt that I did from start to finish (my first quilt top is off being quilted by a professional and friend since it was huge). There are loads of errors in it, but I am still pretty thrilled with it. It needs to be washed, then I need to get it down to San Diego, where baby Colette resides.
After finishing the quilting for the baby quilt I learned to bind it today. I discovered I truly dislike binding. I learned French bias binding from my cousin. It was not fun! Now I'm hand-stitching the binding in place while watching a movie. At the last minute I was putting my bobbin case back in my machine and the little peg popped off! It's a plastic piece and I wasn't excited to see that happen. I'll call the Bernina dealer tomorrow to ask if I should just super-glue it back in place, or if it needs to come in to get replaced asap. Drat. Binding day is not a good day for me clearly!
I held my breath and jumped in! I stitched straight lines up the center of the chains with my walking foot, then free-motion quilted the flowers in the background squares. It was scary but for my first time, I'm happy with the results. Today I need to stitch in the ditch around the inner edge of the border, then add a decorative stitch in the border. Finally, bind, wash and send!
Well today I finished my blocks for the double-irish chain I've been working on. Tomorrow in class we'll be putting it together and probably adding borders. My Uncle's daughter had a little girl this week, so I made her a baby quilt today - a single-irish chain with a pink chain and floral background fabric. I got the chain blocks done and will cut out background blocks tomorrow, hopefully I can get it quilted and bind it in the next week to get to her.