Well, the D9P top is finally finished. Now comes the part that I absolutely detest - basting. No matter how I do it, it absolutely kills my back. I'll start pinning it this evening, and then try to find a better way to baste than I have in the past. Maybe on my kitchen counter? I have a large island area, and that may work. We'll see. There's no big rush, because I've just ordered the stencils for the quilting.
Also, since it's now September, I have to check up on my swap obligations, and make sure I don't miss any deadlines. I'm in a Christmas block swap and the deadline for it is the 15th. I always like to get mine mailed early, so I started on the block this afternoon. Honestly, sometimes it seems that cutting one block is harder than cutting a whole quilt. I'm using the instructions for a quilt, and of course, it tells me to "cut 10 strips of color A", etc. I have a hard time telling what I'm really supposed to cut for just one block. The colors, of course, are not at all true.
I decided last week to go ahead and make the Christmas tree skirt instead of a table cover, so I worked on that as well. I guess anything to keep from basting. I didn't have one piece of Christmas fabric to make the whole back, so I found the largest I could, and added edges to make it large enough. Who cares what the back will look like anyway? No one else will ever see the back, because the tree skirt is for me, and I'm the one who decorates and undecorates the trees. The front looks good though. I'll post it when it's completed.
Spring Wall Hanging; Little Dresses for Africa - April
Green and Cream quilt - May
2 Pincushions - June
Basket runner, dress - July
Travel Bag - August
2 Fall table runners - September
Fall Table Runner - October
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