I worked hard on the weekend to get the Chrysalis quilt top finished, and didn't quite make it. But today I was able to sew the last 2 rows together, then move onto adding borders on each side! It ended up being approximately 50" x 62", taking into account the 3" borders that I added. I am so happy with how this turned out. It will be perfect as a throw quilt for in our livingroom. I would be remiss if I didn't mention once again that my inspiration for this quilt came from Krista of Poppyprint, with her beautiful Full Circle Quilt.
Today has been a bit of a cold/cloudy/wintery day, but I just squeaked in the finish with enough time to take it outside for a few photos before things got too dark.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) I will not be able to move onto quilting this until I purchase a new machine. My Janome, the only machine I had with a walking foot, sold today! I am trying to be patient, waiting for a call from a local quilt shop to let me know when a shipment of machines arrives. The machine I'm looking at is a Janome 2030QDC (on the website it just say "DC", but on the machine in my quilt shop it says "QDC". Huh???). I have yet to actually sew on it, so I'm not sold yet but that is my #1 option at the moment, in my price range. I'll be sure to update as soon as anything happens!