It's in the machine, ready for the binding to be sewed on, finally!
It came back from the longarm quilter, Sue, of Ponagansett Quiltery.
She's on Facebook.
It came out pretty good and I can't wait to give it to my sister! Maybe she won't be looking at my blog before I can get over to her house for a visit. I will be very relieved to have it off my plate. It was a huge learning experience, from paper piecing, to putting on whole strips of blocks backwards and not realizing it until the longarm quilter emailed me with the bad news, AFTER it was already loaded on the frame! (Some of you who do longarm quilting are probably groaning at that.) Man, was I embarrassed and not happy with myself. Plus it was an extra trip there and back, half hour each way, once to go retrieve the quilt to bring back home and fix it, and then another trip to deliver it for a second time. Half an hour may not seem like a big deal to those of you who live in very large states, but I live in the littlest state in the US, AND I work full time, so every hour of every day is precious. Okay, enough complaining from me - sorry! I DO love the fabrics and the pattern. It reminds me of beautiful flowers growing up on a trellis. I will post one more picture of it when the border is on. Hopefully you're not sick of seeing it by now. And by the way, no one noticed (or said anything, anyway) that the strip of blocks was on backwards when I posted it here: http://cometarrywithme.blogspot.com/2012/05/two-steps-forward.html. In the first two pics you can see the error on the left side.
I don't usually blab on and on so long - sorry! But thanks for reading to those of you who still are!
~ Jodi ~