They have both been hanging around for quite some time. The Retreat quilt just needed a border added, and the Baby Boy quilt just needed ... well, it just needed me to get it quilted. If you haven't noticed by now, I don't particularly like the quilting part.
A while back I came to the conclusion that I wouldn't get better at FMQ unless I actually quilted my quilts. So that's what I did..quilted them all myself. But my skills didn't improve quickly enough, I really didn't enjoy the process, and I only gifted two quilts at Christmas (and one was done by my longarmer)!
I used to hate hand sewing the binding on my quilts and now I love it! I am hoping one day to feel the same way about quilting, but in the mean time, I am giving myself permission to occasionally send off quilts to my longarmer to be quilted.
So...the two I mentioned are on their way to Eagle Mountain Quilting. I can't wait to get my Retreat quilt back (before the next retreat) and to send off the other quilt to Basics (I'm sure they are thinking it's about time).
I am also sending this little heart off to V for her friend. I made this during my
45 minute 15 minute play time. Hope she likes it!
Have an amazing day!!!