Nine years and three months ago, my wonderful mother-in-law gave me a quilt kit from an Amish village. I started to work on piecing it together, but it quickly got put aside. Every year or so I have pulled it out and worked on it a little, but never really gotten very far. In August I decided that it was finally time to finish it. The blocks were all done, but I still had to do the sashing, form my strips, and put the top together.
The real challenge came when I started quilting it. It is 90" x 70" and I have a very little, cheap, old machine. So you can imagine that it was quite difficult to feed a queen size quilt through the machine. I watched hours and hours of videos on YouTube on how to machine quilt and especially how to do the binding.
So after only 9 years and 3 months, I have finished my first quilt.
Happiness is Quilting to purchase fabric for the backing and binding. I have often wondered how people can love quilting - it was so stressful to me. After spending just 30 minutes in that store, I get it. I want to go back without little ones and spend a long time and a lot of money there!