It must seem like I've been working on this forever...it has only been since January...just feels like forever!
Done..at least the top and the backing. Now I can hand it off the the quilter. A guild member volunteered to do the binding! We are going to put a bit of yellow piping in beside the turquoise binding...should help balance off the yellow which in real life does not look nearly as florescent as it does in the photo! Phew. Looks like we should make the October deadline without too many problems (I type that with my fingers crossed! maybe I should knock on wood too....)
The quilt doesn't have a name yet...my favorite of those suggested so far is "Party in the Garden." It is the guild's 25th anniversary and the name of the quilt pattern is Gloriously Modern Garden (Piece of Cake Designs.) Speaking of Piece of Cake...see that red fabric on the far left of the arch. The one with the fruit on it. This is from one of Piece of Cake's early fabric collections. Not sure of the date but I bought it in Maryland so it has to be before 1999....anyone know the exact date?
Also, my friend Rachel finished caning my chair! We swapped - a piece of furniture I got in England but wasn't using for this chair to be repaired. She did an amazing job. Now if I can just keep my husband from standing on it!
My legs are acting up...having balance issues. So I've pulled out some not too challenging applique to work on...saves running between the cutting board and the sewing machine. I know this one isn't on "the list" for this year but it is so very close to being finished!
And finally, just had to share this photo..."do not set you or your friend on fire" was so important is was painted on the window but "no weapons allowed" was an after-thought and had to be taped up there on the notepaper? Really? (just to keep things clear I do not frequent this bar...it is just next door to the fabric store!)