Usually I reserve my afternoons for sewing, but in keeping with my new life motto,
I decided to sew this morning. This afternoon I'm going to my guild meeting, and I wanted to finish this quilt top. So here it is!
It's a little hard to see the details in the outer border. Here's the image I posted yesterday so you can see it a little better.
This block of the month was a kit that included fabrics, but I didn't like the fabrics that came...at least, I didn't like them for this quilt. The only thing I included from the kit was that pink raw silk fabric in the block border. The rest of the fabrics were pulled from my stash, and it was a challenge matching up the colors. The black border fabric seemed to tie it all together. I'll use that same green batik for the binding, and I have enough of both the green and the black to piece together a back for it. It'll be up for quilting next month.
The next thing on my to-do list for October is to quilt the White Trees quilt.
Having a month between finishing a top and quilting it seems to work out for me because it gives me time to think about what I want to do. For this quilt, I'm going to quilt snow onto the branches of the trees along with snow flakes falling. I'm not quite sure yet what to do with the borders, but I'm considering doing a sort of large stipple that includes more snowflakes. And I think I'll probably quilt a sort of woodgrain motif into the trees themselves. It'll all make more sense as I get going on it.
That's probably all the sewing I'll do for today, but I can't forget my protest picture. Today's NP4 protest image is of Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado from May of 2006. Washington: Get your house in order and pass a CR. End the shutdown! Power to the People!!
And to the Cats!
Enjoy your Monday (or "Moanday," as we like to say here at the Three Cats Ranch).