When I started on this yesterday, only the vertical sashings still needed quilting. I realize it's hard to see the quilting, so the next image shows it a little closer up...pretty simple...just straight lines and stitch in the ditch.
Here's how it looks from the back.
Then I went straight to my domestic machine and sewed on the binding.
I'm using this "Sweet Pickins" fabric that's been in my stash for a very long time. Apples for a teacher.
And now I just need to do the hand sewing and make a label, and this one can fly off to southern California.
When that was finished, I wanted to catch up with my free motion quilting sampler Lesson #2. Lesson 2 was the orange peel motif. We were to draw a grid, and then stitch the motif, which was fairly simple. It was a little tricky getting the corners to meet up each time. I started at the top and stitched to the bottom. You can see that my corners improved as I moved toward the bottom of the piece. I like this motif. I'd like to try this one a "real" quilt.
And I was pretty satisfied with that, so I committed it to my sampler right away.
Here's how my sampler looks so far.
Between rain showers, Mike was able to get some more accomplished on the catio. Sadly, he ran into one more snag. He needs one more piece of lumber 12.5 feet long. The lumber customarily comes in 12 foot lengths, and so that piece will need to be custom ordered. That won't stop him from adding the screen to the sides (you can see that the piece in the middle already has screen added). He made more progress than what you see here, but this is the only picture I have for now.
So I think it will be all hand stitching for me today. I'll get a start on Block #3 for the Bee-utiful Quilt-A-Long, and I'll be working away finishing up that binding. We're expecting sunshine today.
Happy Father's Day to any fathers reading along. And if you know a father, have a father, love a father, want to be a father, live with a father, or just plain think fathers are very cool, then you have a happy father's day too.