Quilt #1 from Piecing the Piece O'Cake Way is complete! Well, to be more precise, the top is complete. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with all these tops since my fear of machine quilting hasn't quite subsided. Perhaps I'll find a local class that gets me more comfortable with it -- and maybe I'll bite the bullet and get the larger machine I need for quilting. In the long run it would be less expensive then sending these quilts out to be quilted by someone else and the reality is that if I decided to hand quilt them, they would never get done.
The final sewing -- with the borders and sashing -- went very smoothly. Even though the size was off by 1 in. I was consistent in my errors so there were no adjustments to be made other than to cut the sashing and borders a bit longer than the pattern specified. I'm already feeling more confident in my piecing and I'm looking forward to the next project -- a log cabin quilt!