The very first quilt that I pieced was for my oldest daughter, Kendall. She was born on Christmas Day, and so when I decided that I'd pick up quilting, I thought I'd start with one for her - a Christmas quilt - and then see how I liked quilting.
Well, a year and a half later, and that quilt is still not finished! The piecing came together pretty quickly. And I actually sandwiched it pretty early on, too. But other things kept popping up to keep me from finishing it.
Sometime last year, I did start to quilt it, but 1) my tension was off, and 2) I didn't like the way I was quilting it. Which meant I had to rip. And I hate ripping! Until this past weekend, the last time I even touched this quilt was last Christmas.
But I finally got all the bad quilting ripped out, and restarted!
After my Solids Challenge Quilt, I can't even believe I've come back to pebbling. I swore I would never pebble again! But, I'm only going to pebble in the white sashing. Everywhere else, I'm straight-line quilting. It's a twin-sized quilt, so it's kind of slow-going, but I'm really liking it, and it may even be done in time for her birthday/Christmas Day!