Back when I was a new bride (all the way back in 1995 - seems so long ago) the local quilt shop was having a block of the month quilt class/club that I thought would be kind of interesting. The only catch. . .
the entire quilt top had to be done by hand. So I stitched, and I learned and it drove me nuts at times!!! But I ended up with this quilt top:
I am not sure that if I were picking out fabric for the same quilt today, I would choose the same colors, but I do love it. It has sat on the quilt rack I received as a wedding gift since I finished it (incidently it was the winter of 1998-1999 that I finished it, right before getting pregnant with our first child). Yes, it took a long time, but I keep saying it was worth it to spend all the time on it - I did get each of the 12 blocks done on time for each class, but wanted to do the extra 4 blocks (I had visions of making a king sized quilt for our bed).
Now I keep looking at it - do I machine quilt it and get it done, or do I attempt to quilt it by hand? I really am stuck on what to do. I am petrified of doing something of this magnitude by hand - any suggestions out there?
P.S. Tyler is still doing wonderfully - but I am staying home again tomorrow until we are sure he is able to eat soft solid foods (scrambled eggs, mac n cheese, etc.). He ate oatmeal tonight - he said "I just want some real food mommy - I'm tired of popsicles and applesauce and jello."