So it looks like Autumn is coming to Texas finally!! I realise that we may yet have a few more days that the heat makes us uncomfortable, but with this forecast it’s a promising sign that we’ve turned the corner and can start pulling out those quilts soon.
Have to love it when the weather cooperates!!
On an entirely different note, I did over the weekend manage to finish binding the schoolhouse quilt and the Land of Whimsy quilt. Since my daughter was here and will be thru Thursday, we decided to try to complete a mini apiece to hang on the wall as a family project. This started out really great with all of us picking out the pattern that we were to complete and then… Kay started working on a completely different project (more on that project later), I initially was helping our daughter determine fabrics and layout, and finally I realized that both sewing machines would be in use so I opted to finish the bindings of the other quilts.
In the end, only one mini quilt was near completion and almost ready to be bound… our daughter’s mini. We still plan on finishing our minis later on, but will not be doing it as originally thought as a family project. I’m okay with that however, as I was able to spend a lot of time with our daughter discussing quilting and watching her abilities grow.
The other thing I was able to accomplish was to finish my niece’s daughter’s quilt. This is a picture of the backing that I finally decided on and now just need it quilted down.