I'm cheating. This is Not My Quilt.
I've been 'Quilt Tutor' for a while for a couple of friends who wanted to start quilting. Tuesday nights are often sewing nights, which usually means I get no sewing done but a lot of consultation and tutoring. :) I don't mind. I LOVE teaching. I do miss being in the classroom with a load of pubescent hormonal monsters occasionally, but teaching the occasional adult quilting is a MUCH better option. :)
Sometimes, like with this quilt, I've gone all the way from working with the person to create an original design - have NEVER used a pattern with a beginner! - to teaching Free Motion Quilting and Applique, so it FEELS like my finish. And as Bev managed to put my sewing machine needle THROUGH my plastic walking foot (don't ask - is anyone else blanching in horror?), it certainly is Thank Goodness It's Finished!
So here you have Bev's first ever proper size quilt for her son's third birthday. I don't know if you can see but there's a giraffe on the final car of the train. Hugh was so impressed he stared at it for 2 minutes and then all he could say was "Giraffe" in awe...
And here are the quilt models - Hugh's older sisters - and Bev, the proud quilt-mummy. :)