machine quilting can be intricate and beautifully executed, but not by me. just not that interested in perfecting this skill. i've done it a few times, but only for practical purposes and not for the real desire. see what i mean?
the original was quilted at half inch intervals (i think) but i chose 1-inch intervals to get it done quicker. i basted it to death and it came out okay, meaning not thrilled with the result and definitely doesn't inspire me to do more. perhaps the batting was a tad too thick for this size, not sure. but anyway, it's done and can put it aside for the right recipient to come along at some point. i love the colors and pretty sure a nonquilter would think it's a masterpiece, but you and i know different. not apologizing for this mediocre effort, just that my heart belongs to hand quilting. it's great that quilting has a place for those of every persuasion!