My 4pm client canceled today. Wonder of wonders, I was able to quilt the happy houses quilt. I'll get the binding on,but I probably won't sew it down....I'll save it for evening work while up in MD...something to do!
The colors are WAY off on these pics because I took them with no flash and side lit. But I'm happy with the quilting texture.
Quilting scrappy quilts like this with one color of thread is sometimes a challenge for me. I don't usually like thread that is too dark over light areas, nor thread that is too light over dark areas, and with a quilt like this? Well, something in between usually works both ways. I chose a medium gray. It hides pretty well against most of the quilt. I'm not too thrilled with how light it looks on the blue border fabric, but tough beans. It looks better than it would have if I had quilted everything in that royal blue.
So that's it for today. I'm off to bed. As of now I won't be leaving for MD until friday morning. Plans I had to meet up with a friend on my way up have not panned out, so that gives me a bit more time here to get things ready.
Tomorrow I'm working on hand outs for the workshops.... :cD