First, I had lots of help from my trusty sidekick, Darla. She likes to hang with me down in the studio, but usually she sleeps on HER kitty quilt. Today however, she felt this one needed some extra attention first, even though it was under the needle.
With the feline needs attended to, I was able to finish quilting and binding Orange Lozenges. It finished at 62x72”. I had just enough of the black and white striped binding to finish. Well, if truth be told, I had enough to go around the perimeter of the quilt and just meet, end to end. Not even enough to stitch a seam. So I had to cut off a couple inches and add in some leftover orange binding - it shows for about an inch - to finish it. And as I was stitching the last of it down, I ran out of bobbin thread about 4” away from the end. It was just one of those days, I guess.
The quilting was a vine motif with loops (and occasional hearts) that ran vertically down the center of each lozenge. The batting is my usual Warm & Plush by The Warm Company. This quilt will be a keeper for the living room.
Tonight we’re going to dinner with my son Ryan and his wife Kim and our DGD Lauren. We’re meeting up with our friends Marilyn and OD, who are visiting from Kenya. It will be so nice to have a mini-reunion. I made a picture perfect apple pie for dessert (no picture). Plus we’re bringing garden produce for the Ryan’s family and the Safari Baby quilt for Marilyn and OD’s son. I’d better get a move on!