I started quilting three years ago, when I saw a few quilts in shops and decided that it couldn't really be that hard. I found a copy of Australian Homespun magazine, picked a pattern, and off I went. I pieced the quilt using my mum's 25 year old Singer sewing machine, did all the applique, then quilted it by hand using a variegated thread. It took me 6 months from start to finish, and I'm still pretty proud of it! Anyone who was familiar with my old blog header will have seen a close up of some of the applique flowers, each of which I stitched around twice... (oh, and that's my mum's head that you can see)
My most recent quilt is "Catch a Falling Star"; its all quilted up (and far too big for me to hold up for a good photo), but not bound yet, though I found the perfect fabric for it today; a brown tonal from the new Glace range. Almost done!