Three things to be happy about:
(1) a stubborn mule (you get to feel superior!)
(2) children running
(3) eating breakfast for dinner
I got a very welcome package in the mail yesterday!
Alaskan quilters' cruise?
(In case I haven't mentioned it, my approach to a quilters' cruise is this ... I work diligently during class time, perhaps I might drop in during the evening extra sewing time, but the bulk of the at-sea time? I'm enjoying the ship's pools, shops, clubs, casino, eateries and just plain people-watching - if I go home with only one block pieced, that's perfectly fine with me!)
I finished the top last April, I showed the finished top in this post. In mid-September I sent it off to Missouri Star for quilting.
I'm quite satisfied with the results! They estimated a 7 week turnaround - it was about 8 weeks but I wasn't in a hurry.
Can you see the quilting pattern?
(This iPad shot came out really dark)
I wasn't particular about the pattern, it's such a busy quilt! But I picked a snowflake meander just because the quilt is called Scrap Crystals.
I chose a backing fabric, they threw in the batting for free and trimmed it - and I had the audacity to ask for the scraps!
Well shoot, I paid for em...
Lots of scrappiness in this quilt!
The sashing treatment is different from Bonnie's. I pieced blues and greens to make the strips, used neutral diamonds as cornerstones.
I blogged about making the pieced sashings here and here.
Just have to make the binding and a label and this UFO is officially finished!
Now to tackle that Texas Tumbleweeds... sew forth and sew on...