The first quilt I got done on the longarm Saturday was Royal Gardens, the Saturday Sampler from Tiny Stitches. It’s a bit of an odd size – 87×108″, and naturally was too big to hang on my clothes line. I had to fling it over the railing on my back deck and let it hang down to photograph.
I had most of the center done when I picked up the final December block, and just needed to wait on the border kit to finish the top up. Because the prints are so busy, it really only needed a simple all-over quilting design.
I’m still contemplating what to do with it – keep it for our house, or give it away to a person I have in mind that could use a quilting hug. There’s a couple goofs where the backing puckered that make me think it’s not “good enough” to give away, so that’s what’s keeping me from making a firm decision right now (plus I could make this person another quilt anyway!)