Mum is back on chemo, so while sitting with her, I finished hand stitching the binding of her lap quilt and I am pleased to say it is finished! I decided to practise quilting techniques on this quilt as the panel is a very "forgiving" print and I felt it would allow me to experiment and practise without showing my errors too obviously. Fortunately I was right! It doesn't show up in the pics, but I have quilted it to death with my trusty little Brother Ace III and a free motion foot. I've quilted around all the ladies, some stippled, others scribble quilting, some with flowers, etc. I also quilted the frames around them differently. I stippled the border. It was fun to do but very tiring on my back.
Mum loved it and the staff at the oncology unit all admired it. A couple of the patients were laughing and picking out which lady represented them. I think it has turned out to be a pretty good conversation piece.