I don't know what came over me, but one night while I was sitting on the couch, I decided, "OK, now is the time to do it!!" What is it, you might ask yourself? Machine quilting. I had been avoiding it for a while now, because I didn't want to mess up my quilt. I guess you have to start from somewhere. I pieced a baby quilt a few weeks ago.
It was based (which means the back, batting, and top were layed out and then held together) and ready to be quilted. I kept putting it off until I finally found the courage to just do it. Ever since I've started quilting, I've been a hand quilter. I still love doing hand quilting, but it is nice to have both skills.
I've done machine quilting before but it was just straight stitches. This time I tried a method called stippling. It is free motion quilting, I just move the quilt around randomly and make this pattern. Because I made a tight pattern, it took longer than I thought it would. It took about four hours, but I finished it. It's not perfect, but this is the first of many to come! :)