This windmill quilt was started almost a year ago and in fact, the piecing was finished within weeks. I could not face machine quilting, as my old girl is a bit temperamental. I have quite a thing about quilting and would dearly love a machine that was better for it. Having not hand quilted before, I was a bit daunted. I started the quilting at Christmas and will always think of it as the `Upstairs Downstairs quilt` as much of it was worked on whilst watching the new one last year in peace (with tia maria and cashew nuts) as no one else wanted to watch it. I have just quilted in the ditch for my first hand quilting attempt. It is by no means perfect but I am really pleased with it. Not sure at this point whether to sell it or keep it, so it has a place upsatirs in the sewing room until I decide.