Let me share what I did with you:
I was given about 16 little 'kimono' blocks. I did some sashing in solid black and then bought a coordinating oriental print to put it all together. Here's how it looked in the planning stage:
Here's the little quilt all finished. (Disclaimer: don't look too closely at my piecing skills...I'm a bit out of practice!)
This would be my favorite part of the whole process, of course! The machine quilting:
Next I was given a quilt top that just needed a border, backing and some finishing. It's an old Joann's Block-of-the-Month from 1999. How do I know it's from 1999? This pattern was with the quilt top:
Here it is finished. I didn't make it exactly like the original Joann's pattern, but my customer just wanted it finished. So I just put on a simple border and bound it.
There was a "spare" block with it, so I put that on the back. Why waste her grandmother's hard work?
And what about the machine quilting? Remember it's my favorite part!
Here it is in the 'ol Singer, getting the binding attached.These little hexagons were all hand pieced. Such a labor of love! I wonder how many hours it took for her to complete this.
Did I mention how much I dislike sitting and hand-stitching on binding? Let me tell you what made it more enjoyable...Hugh Grant. Yes, Hugh Grant. I put in 2 of his DVD's..."Bridget Jones Diary" and "Love, Actually." These are two movies I can sit and listen to while hand-stitching.