Today I finally finished Carri's Quilt! It was a very long road to get it done. It is a Bonnie K Hunter Mystery quilt called Orca Bay. I think we started the mystery around Thanksgiving. I had been in a accident in October and really could not do much of anything. Making this quilt was physically painfully but mentally therapeutic! The pieces took me from November to June to make, 15 minutes at a time at first. I found I had to starch the living daylights out of the scrappy string blocks so they would not stretch when sewn into the larger blocks. The first block I took apart 4 times. It still had the wrong color star points but I left it. I told Carri it represents me. You have to really look hard to find it, but I know where it is.
The FMQ was really difficult. After ripping out several hours of quilting, I did a meandering stippling. Many places were jerking or just plain wrong, but I kept going. The quilting is not my best work but I made it with love and Carri likes it.