First of all, thank you, thank you for your generosity in support of the Needle Nellies in Georgetown, CA. My readers and friends have purchased so many tickets for the quilt raffle in support of the Volunteer Fire Department. I sincerely appreciate your response to the fire which is so close, and threatens their community.
Since the quilt show was cancelled, I put all show preparations on hold, and gave my house a much needed cleaning. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time quilting when my house isn't clean. It doesn't have to be pristine clean, but I don't want to be able to write my name across the top of the piano. There was so much dust, I could have written the Gettysburg Address and been able to read every word....clearly!
I also got my fall decorating done. The 4th of July decorations were still in the bay window and they had to go!
I also made the backing for Emilie Elizabeth and started machine quilting. I'm the world's biggest procrastinator. Making a backing is my least favorite quilting task. I will put it off, and put it off, until it gets down to the wire. Now that I'm home for two extra days this week, I thought this is the time. Maybe on my next quilt, I will make the backing first and tuck it away. But then I run the risk of forgetting where I put the darn thing.
I finished one row of straight lines around the square in a square, looked at the picture......
Then added another set of lines. I think it is going to give the square in a square border a nice look.
So there's more machine quilting for me today. Now that I'm home, I get to go to soccer and cheer leading tomorrow. I love to watch the little kids.....all the little kids. It is so healthy for them to be out and about participating in organized sports with their friends in this beautiful Fall weather. Soccer and football go hand in hand with Fall and I LOVE IT all!