I admit it. I am a ditherer. Whenever I finish up the hand quilting on a quilt, I like to immediately get the next quilt top sandwiched and into the hoop. It just seems difficult sometimes to make that decision about which quilt is at the front of the line! After all, we're going to be spending so very much time together in the next couple months! These are the three quilt tops I've narrowed it down to--out of about 20 possibilities, so... whew! I'm getting there.
Next up to go in the hoop?
My husband and I have discussed the fact that I really need to buy a walking foot for my Bernina so that I will feel more comfortable playing with machine quilting on the occasional quilt. The local Bernina dealer, about an hour away, immediately figured out that I was looking on the Internet (so as to save money, hello?). Nothing against her, but I think I can get it for about half of her quoted price, especially if I factor in the fuel it would take to make the drive. Need to do some more research apparently.....
Prep work for hand pieced bow-ties
I finally got my little stack of pieces for the bow-ties cut out, marked and ready to go with me to the state games. There are only about 35 blocks prepped, but somehow I think that may still be a bit too ambitious for such a busy weekend. Oh well. Better to have too many prepared than not enough.
Working on a border...
Since my quilting hoop is empty, I have spent a little more time working on this applique border in the evenings. I know it could be finished up in one long dedicated afternoon, but somehow that time never seems to be there. Kids these days. Why do they think they need so much attention anyway?*wink