and it's feeling pretty darn good!!
PhD #8 - All the pieces are now appliqued and it is now time to decide what I'm going to do with it. The original kit was for a pillow that measured 16"x42" . . . where on earth would I store something like that for 10 1/2 months of the year???? I considered finishing it as a table runner but all the pumpkins only face one direction so that just looked weird and then I considered finishing it as a pew seat topper (we have an old church pew in our front entry) - everything would just get dumped on it and we'd probably never see it. So now I'm looking at finishing it as a wall hanging without tabs and installing a new rod in the dining room and using the clip system so that I don't have to worry about putting tabs on everything (I hate doing tabs!!).
PhD #2 has progressed to the finished quilt top stage. All the borders are now applied and I need to go looking for a backing.
On the border of this one I inserted a folded red strip to accent the creamy border - I like the subtleness of this look and I think that once the red binding is attached this quilt will look pretty darn good. I do not have the backing purchased for this quilt either so another shopping excursion will need to happen before I can layer and baste this pretty quilt.
AND . . . you can go ahead and shoot me now . . . I have started my first new project for 2011! The scraps from PhD #2 just needed to be used and I am neck-deep in this process today. I hope by the end of tomorrow I will have another quilt (small) that will be ready to layer and quilt. I guess we'll see, won't we?!?!?!
Happy sewing everyone . . .