First off, I've been assembling Thing 2. I have all but 5 rows put together. I've also been tearing off the foundation papers the last two nights as we watch TV. Both nights I got about 1 1/2 rows off and by last night, my hand was sore! I had to "mouse" left-handed afterwards. So, I've decided I need to slow down on that. I don't need to mess up my hand again, because I've got two quilts to get bindings on in the next few weeks. And that's gonna take priority, because my quilt guild is having a quilt show in early October!
Here's a sneak peek of the first quilt I'm working on. This is the back, where you can really see the wonderful quilting the long-armer did (Hi, Shari!). Isn't it beautiful? Wait till you see the front! Shari is still working on the other quilt, which gives me some time to get this one done. The binding is sewn on and now I just have to do the handwork.
I was looking at blogs a few days ago, as I often do, and somehow found Monica's blog "Quilt While You're Ahead". Monica was lucky enough to go to the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in England and had some wonderful, very inspirational pictures of quilts. Click here to see Part 1 (some of the winners). Click here for Part 2 (the art quilts). Click here to see Part 3, the ones that were my favorites. I especially like the quilts by Ingrid Press and Yoshiko Jenzenji. They have really piqued my interest. So, I have been working on something. I sewed like a madwoman yesterday, and will have some photos for you in a few days. Take a look at the quilt show photos while you wait!