USPS says that this little quilt has finally reached its destination to Cher in Oregon so I can show you pictures. Unfortunately they're not good ones, just quick snaps because Steve borrowed my camera. (I'll have to show you later what he needed it for.) This was my first time experimenting with free-motion quilting using my BSR on the Bernina Aurora. It's fun to use but I think that I need to practice quite a bit with it before I feel confident. I ended up using the walking foot for some more traditional stitch-in-the-ditch around the flying geese. I had a lot of fun designing this and then actually making it. You never know whether the end result will be anything like the initial sketch, but in this case I think it's pretty doggone close. So that makes me happy.
Here's a closeup of the button tree. Now that was great fun, digging into my jar of off-white and cream buttons. What do you think, does this make you think winter? My idea of winter isn't usually like this because I'm a California native. We just have a little rain (and mudslides and floods if you're in the LA area.) Check out the quilts here on Flickr and links to all the quilters here. It looks like our talented swap hostess is already working on her quilt for Spring. Thank you Margaret for such a successful swap.