OK, that is probably a bit of an exaggeration, but this quilt did put a needle through my finger. I will spare you the photo again to remind you, but you can see it here if you feel like looking at it again.
This is the biggest quilt that I have ever made. It was approx 150cm wide and at least 2.0m long. That was probably a little too big for my little machine
I ended up only quilting 1/2 inch on either side of the rows of flying geese.
The back of the quilt - I was not too crash hot on it. I actually didn't want to use it, but I didn't have anything that was wide enough and that I had enough of to do it in one piece. Once it is on the quilt, it is still not the best, but a lot better than I thought it would look. It is from Ikea and only $4.00 a metre, so I guess it was not too expensive and sticks with the black and white of the quilt front.
I find it quite hard to give away my quilts. I love each of them and feel like it is a part of your self that you are giving away. With this quilt, when I made it, I intended to keep it, but my brother asked me some months ago to make something for him. It was only when I was quilting it, I decided it would be perfect for him.
My brother has been going through a pretty hard time over the last couple of years. He ended a turbulent relationship and the scars are still with him today. I care for him greatly and want him to be happy. He wants his own family and I am hoping that the quilt gives him a little bit of comfort. When I gave it to him, he was shocked and chuffed that I had spent all that time making something for him. It has now got me thinking of other things I can make him, just to show him that we care for him.