Up until this point, all my quilts had been professionally quilted by my friend/mentor/professional quilter, Mary Ann of Another Mary Ann Custom Quilting. Mary Ann does a fabulous and stunning job on all her quilts, (I mean seriously - Check out her work on Care Bears here and Ellie Fun here ) And I want to be her when I mature as a quilter :-).
Anyways, on August 31, 2011 I took my second free-motion quilting class from her, and found it was time to spread my *own* wings as a quilter. So, with her as my guide, I brought in Rainbows off the Rail and quilted it myself. Without further ado, here it is, partially quilted on the design wall at Quilter's corner:
And fully quilted by yours truly, with binding completed just tonight:
And In detail:
It is the wobbly hand of a beginner to be sure, but the astute observer will note flowers, butterflies, leaves, loop-de-loops and hearts. The most trouble I had was with the wavy lines for the rainbow itself, but for a first pass, I am actually quite proud.