Claire was a natural and did a really nice job finishing up the blocks and putting the top together. She even seemed to enjoy the pressing.
We took the quilt to Kare's house in order to use the HQ16 to quilt it. The machine can be quite daunting, especially for someone who has just pieced their first top, so Claire asked me to quilt it for her. I did, but she was responsible for helping load the quilt and reposition it each time a new pass was to be made. She also unloaded it from the machine and made and attached the binding.
Do you notice in the picture above that Claire is attaching the binding to the back of the quilt? She decided that she wanted to finish this quilt sooner rather than later and that meant machine stitching the binding down and not hand stitching it. (I think that was a good choice!) She did a very nice job, even on the corners and here she is adding a decorative stitch to the front.
I think she likes her quilt! What do you think?