Finally, the quilting is finished. The binding is almost done. Now what do I do with my time? Well......finish the directions for starters. I'm putting kits together for this quilt, and they will be available at the shop in a couple of weeks.
I wanted the front yard to look like an overgrown garden needing some attention. So I quilted pumpkin vines growing everywhere. I didn't put any quilting in the tree, and it achieved an interesting look.
My HandiQuilter came through like a charm for me again. I love my machine! It just purrs along for me. I cranked up the speakers on the computer and listened to 80's rock music on Pandora the whole time I quilted. I listened to Boston, Kansas, Journey, Queen, and Foreigner just to name a few. Sometimes I listen to light classical, but I needed to 'rock out' on this quilt.
Quilting around the pebbles on the walkway makes it look so real.
There is a wonderful park just south of town called Sycamore Grove. It is one of our favorite walking routes and close to our home. Once the binding is finished, we are thinking about taking the quilt there for a photo session in the old Sycamore trees. It will look spooky....but not too spooky.
I'm off to the shop today for the last session of Madrigal. I know how hard the girls have been working, and I look forward to seeing them and their quilts.