And tonight. Not a great deal of progress but I should be ready for backstitching by Monday, I hope.
Next for quilting updates- I'm still plodding along hand quilting the one on the left, not quite half way done. Hope to finish it in June.
This burgundy and blue quilt is my oldest, quilting, UFO! Begun sometime in 1993-94, I quilted it by hand using a quilt as you go method so the center is finished. It's been waiting for borders since 2000! I just couldn't figure out what to do. I had four extra blocks but I didn't want to add them to the center for two reasons, one, I HATED that Quilt as you go method and two, the quilt would have been square or very oddly rectangular. Every so often I take it out and try to figure out what to do, I finally came up with this!
I took apart the four blocks and am using them in this wrap around corner and filled in with the blue background fabric. I think I'll like it. I'll especially like the fact that it's finished! I have the top and bottom borders sewn on and will add the sides tonight, then I'll add the backing and batting. I wanted to add the backing as I went but this wrap around thing is fiddly to get everything as I want it so I have to work in stages. After that's done I'll quilt the borders- might be done by the end of summer!
I finally found border fabric, I think, for the two pink quilts. Once that is on, I'm going to send them out to be long armed. I've never done that so I'm really going to have my fingers crossed!
I've really been struggling to work at anything since the knee lay off, etc. I'm still not fully recovered from the cold, in fact I'm actually thinking of calling the Doc, and have been hitting the pillows pretty early. Add in Daylight Savings Time (which is always a difficult adjustment for me) and the fact that winter has returned with gray clouds and snow in the forecast! I just want to bury my head under a pillow and sleep! Always makes me lazy, on the other hand I get upset with myself for not accomplishing anything-it's a no win situation!
Here's hoping the next week is more productive here at Gail's Place!