The quilt is finished except for a few little things, like embroidering antennae on the butterflies and quilting some accent lines on the some of the flowers. Yea!! Now I can cross it off my list!!! Don't look too close - of course, now you will! I'm somewhat, but not completely happy with it. I'm not looking for compliments, just admitting it isn't as good as I wish it was. My excuses are: I didn't have a pattern and I was making it up as I went along. Ugh! I don't really like white quilts and I'm not very experienced with applique, although I am attempting to remedy that. I found that quilting the feathers is easier than quilting straight or semi-straight lines.
Oh well, it's not going into a quilt show and it's for family. I hope they will be happy with it.
Now, I can work on my Civil War quilt, which is ready to baste. In the mean time, I'm making matching dresses for Abby and her 18" doll, Lulu.
I was lucky enough to win a copy of of this book from Carolyn and just received it! I am almost finished with Jennifer Chiaverini's other Civil War book, The Union Quilters, and have been enjoying it, so I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Since this is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, now is the time to learn more about it and Jennifer's two books, at least the first one (and I'm sure I'll find the second one too), has a lot of facts put into it and I love historical novels. Also, the movie about President Lincoln as well as the Killing Lincoln book by Bill O'Reilly and movie that was on TV are available too.