I've had a few quilt tops that I finished ages ago and just never got around to quilting by hand or having professionally finished. When we were packing to move in Sept/Oct - my Mom volunteered to take them to a couple of machine quilters near my home town. She brought them back a few weeks ago when the baby was born and I didn't have a chance to post them.
They turned out great! (especially since my Mom bound them for me knowing how busy I was)... The one below surprisingly enough matches our new great room perfectly (surprising because we did not repaint when we moved in). They did a beautiful job on the machine quilting - dragonflies and an abstract pattern in the middle and flowers that mimic the border fabric around the edges:
The second quilt is a children's twin that I did to use up a variety of scraps. I think I'll put it away and use it as a gift or maybe for Anna when she gets older. This one is quilted with an all over pattern of butterflies and flowers.
I hope over the next month - I can finish a variety of other quilt tops that are very close to completion and send them off for quilting. The baby's sleep pattern is getting a bit easier, so I hope that I'll have the energy to work on some fun projects before I have to go back to the office.
I also finished the 1st sock in my Blue Moon Socks that Rock November package and started the second. I really love how the fit. It is a nice simple pattern (by Anne Hanson) that is perfect for me these days. All the details are in my Ravelry Project Page.