Despite starting off great guns with Country Charmer in the hopes of having it quilted by Christmas, Nantucket is the one that reached the finish line first. It has been staring me down from the design wall for a few weeks, and for a few weeks, between work and holiday weekends and the like, I seemed to manage to avoid it. Until last weekend.
After all of the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving I had quiet time on Monday to play a little. It was such a spectacular day that I was dying to get outside and do some gardening, but I gave myself and hour to sew first.
Well, it took closer to two hours, but it's done, and it feels great. I quickly laid it out on the guest bed to see if it was going to be large enough and it is. Just. It's plenty long but it could be just a tad wider for my liking, but it will do. I'm glad that I made it big enough to fit on a bed and know that all of those little nine patches will put a smile on my face every time I see them.
I've been so obsessed with assembling the tops that I've forgotten totally about the backings. Cross your fingers that Roberta has something tucked away that will work when I take them to be quilted.
So, now it's time to get serious about the borders for Country Charmer. I've washed three different fabrics but am toying with how many I will actually use. I missed my September deadline with this one but with any luck at all, it will be all ready to quilt by the end of this weekend....M