This is the queen size quilt I made for my parents' 47th wedding anniversary. It started off as such an easy and small project. I realized I got over my head quite quickly as it grew. I have a very small sewing machine pictured here
It is a step up from a toy sewing machine. But here's the thing. It suits my needs. I don't plan to get into sewing, goodness! everyone knows I have too many hobbies as it is (: So, this is it. It can go forward and backward and has 8 stitches. What else do I need? Well, a light would be nice and that little cutting blade at the back to cut the threads would be too.
I had a hard time keeping the little machine (it weighs only 5 pounds) on the table once the blanket was massive enough. Obiviously I wouldn't be able to do the quilting on this machine and I do not like the look of tie quilts so I bit the bullet and had it professionally quilted. I think that was the right choice.
Here's the backside:
Not too bad for my first real quilt!