Habibis, it is hard to believe, but this is my last magnum opus update. I’ll be finishing it up in the next week and gifting it soon – very soon! I’ll post about it during my Advent calendar posts but not until I’ve given it to its recipient. I have spent more time on this quilt than, I think, any other quilt I’ve made, because I hand quilted the entire thing. (Even now, when I’m close to the end, I still want to add more to the design, and I probably don’t have time for that.)
I quilted 14 stars this week, which brings my total to 85. I also added the binding, so in the next week or so I need to finish quilting all the stars and sew the binding down.
Check back in on Sunday for my first Advent calendar post – a Sunday stash! See all the gorgeous fabrics that made their way into my stash this year (many, many fabrics). Also, a quick shout out to Casey at http://studioloblog.wordpress.com/. She wrote an applique book, Modern Applique Illusions, and every project is AMAZING. It is on my Christmas wish list. In addition to being super talented, she’s also super generous; she did a blog hop for her book (buy it here!) and she did a giveaway with scraps and fusible webbing for every project in the book! I won for her Perspective quilt – there’s a package of scraps and fusing on its way to me! 🙂
I want to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to everyone in the US, especially people who are traveling. Where I am we’re expecting some poor weather today, so J (my roommate) and I are planning to head to our hometown this morning, just to be on the safe side. For my global readers, have a wonderful week as well!