Hi all! I know this is a late post but better late than never, LOL! My progress so far:
Rita's Water Ice is quilted. I have to trim and bind. I have some white-on-white fabric but I am vascillating between binding the quilt or doing the shams. I don't have enough fabric to do both and need to make a run to JoAnnes. Finishing the quilt may take priority. That way I can label the back and then work on quilting the shams.
To Ann (A Good Yarn): Since I only mostly do stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, the "mess" in the last post identified as Rita's Water Ice was in quilting process. I have a heavy machine that sits in the middle of a 6 foot long table. I roll the sides of the quilt and pass it back and forth through the machine. It involves having to swing the whole quilt around when time for another pass. The quilts are usually larger than the table and have to be folded to support the weight. It would be so nice to have the room to spread everything without folding, but one works with what one has!
The borders for Patriotic Denim are complete but I can't attach them until I am finished with Rita. One more narrow denim border still needs to be added and then I can bast and quilt. I don't think this will be too much of a problem because there will be no batting in this quilt. Too much weight! I still need to put the shams together which will involve making more blocks.
This is my progress on the handwork piece:
I made this little carryall bag in summer during my "finishing" phase. I've gotten so many compliments I've decided to make some more.
Remember this little guy?
Last, I am making another dress for Autumn. Not because she needs it but because I had the perfect pattern and the perfect fabric and I just couldn't help myself. A picture of the completed dress will be forthcoming.
That's all for now! Ta ta!
Love from Liri