Yesterday I was at my sewing machine from dawn to dusk......it will probably be like that again today. For the Love of Baskets is now officially a flimsy.
Luckily I purchased two more yards of the border fabric recently from The Country Cloth Shop in Angels Camp. I needed the extra yardage to make sure the directional borders were all going in the same direction. Things like that drive me absolutely crazy and it has to be perfectly lined up. (I guess my obsessive compulsive disorder kicks into overdrive when it comes to alignment!)
Time for War and Peace to come off the bookshelf and hold the quilt on the railing. I always knew that book would be good for something. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is also giving me a helping hand holding the quilt. Now that's a hand I'll hold anytime!
It appears that I'm a fan of the University of Michigan colors.....blue and gold. Just about every football teams color is in this quilt, from the Oregon Ducks to the Florida Gators. The blue and the gold just happened to win the battle of the border.
Today I'll make a pieced backing and use up yards of scraps. I'll also get the binding made. I have to set my booth up at the Amador Valley Quilt Show exactly two weeks from tomorrow. It's going to be an intense two weeks! Once the show is over, I think I'll hibernate for awhile. No quilting, no blogging, only reading, relaxing and hiking in the woods. Oh that sounds so good!