Tomorrow is quilt group and this is a photo of the current quilt we are working on (before the frame got rolled!). The 9 patches were donated by a member who had participated in a swap. We only had to make the connector pieces. Since I like to machine sew - I pieced alot (but certainly not all) of the blocks/rows together (really fun since I didn't have to press them - someone else did that!). Another member made the trip to the store for the backing fabric (it takes HOURS to get there, plus crossing the border so believe me, this was great!). For this quilt we used a very puffy batt. I am not part of the hand quilting group - maybe next quilt - I just wasn't up to it this time around. Last week I was happy to just sit, knit and visit - for me it is fun just to see everyone! I DID finish LB's 2nd sock that I was working on. In anycase, we have some excellent hand quilters in our group! Probably tomorrow the final stitches will go in... no need to attach a binding because the binding was put on before it was put it on the frame!
During my time at quilt group tomorrow I have plans to at least START attaching the hanging sleeves for these 2 quilts - both of which will be in our show. I decided on these 2 quilts because they aren't huge and have interesting fabrics. Here are photos of them on a queen sized bed to give you an idea of the size. Many of the quilts in the show are hand quilted, but mine are machine so I've added the machine quilters info to my forms.*
On a nature note: here is a photo of a luna moth. DH saw 2 of these in the parking lot of the grocery store early one morning and brought them home so they wouldn't get run over. They hung out in the shade of our porch all day (much to LB's delight) and were gone the next morning. The tape measure is a bit off-centered but at least it will give you an idea of how big they are.