I finished my first quilt top! Yes I did! It is in no way perfect. In fact it's completely inperfect. You can really tell that I don't yet have a rotary cutter and than my best measuring tool is a tape measure (good thing it was mostly charm squares, so limited cutting). Some of my points are 100% spot on and some of them are woefully off. But I love it!
The thing is . . . what on earth do I do next? I presume I need to finding a backing fabric and some batting and join it all together. Does anyone want to point me in the right direction as to how to do that? Another question for my quilty followers: Can I quilt this on my normal sewing machine? It's not a big quilt, lap sized, and according to the instruction manual I can get a walking foot for my machine (a modern Bernina). But advice I've received from others is that this isn't possible/practical and I should hand-quilt it or send it to a long arm quilter. I just want to quilt straight lines (but not in the ditch). Help?!
In other news I'm taking part in the IHSW for the first time in months! (wedding tended to get in the way). Here's my very wrinkled before shot - I'm hoping to put in some good needle time on LK's 'A Good Marriage' over the weekend.
Good luck to everyone else joining in!