I have not started working on my September UFO. Made a baby quilt, got my 80’s Sampler back from being quilted by Vickie. Finished binding both. Vickie’s quilting is absolutely breathtaking. The quilting turned my 80’s “What Was I Thinking” into a lovely quilt. Ideas for the center medallion was inspired by a Kim Mclean pattern of princess feather. I asked Vickie to take feather quilting design and turn it into a pinwheel effect. She executed that idea perfectly. The batting for the quilt is a Hobbs that I had purchased 20 years ago to use in a hand quilting project. I usually prefer warm and natural, but since I had it on hand I decided to use it. I can’t say that I would use it again. The quilting didn’t immediately show up as with warm and natural, so I washed the quilt. It needed washing from being stored for many years anyway. I had not pre-washed the batting so the end result is there is some shrinking of the quilt from the batting. The effect is seen below. In this instance I believe it complimented the quilting. Just have to put label on it.
The baby quilt turned out nice as well and will be delivered today.
I am happy to report that my fig tree is thriving.
Although I did have a casualty this week. My table umbrella was tossed off my deck during a storm in the middle of the night and dropped some 10 feet. It is now in a permanent open position. I guess I will try and take it apart to see if I can repair it. It is 11 feet in diameter and I have no place large enough to store it over the winter fully opened. Major Bummer 😦
Because once I perform my surgery on it it may never properly work again.
Now that the baby quilt is finished and the binding on the 80’s is completed. I can now get started on my September UFO. My feet are dragging. Hopefully once I get started I will be fully engaged and excited to get it completed. Right now, my mind is still on Autumn Joy which still isn’t completed. I might just flip flop them..
I will leave you with a beautiful view that I am blessed to have.