I finished my first, completely-by-hand quilt! I started this quilt with someone in particular in mind. As I was finishing it I realized although it was all hand done, it was not up to par. There are patches where my youngest thought she would imitate me and mark on them with the pencil I used to mark my 1/4 inch seam. I also noticed several "pulls" in the fabric where my knots were too big and they messed up the fabric when I pulled them through. So I decided to make the same quilt by machine for her. It's crisp and nice. I feel so much better sending this one off and knowing it won't fall apart in the washing machine.
Look at the difference in size!! Everything was cut the same. But I guess my ginger pressing and generous seam allowance while piecing made for a smaller quilt with the hand pieced one.
I made a little fabric basket to hold the quilt. I used Ayumi's wonderful tutorial (my favorite) and some of the same fabric from the quilt with linen for the base and handles. I hope she likes it :)