Granted, some of the sewing has been a little fiddly, like the borders and smaller corner blocks on the Garden Pinwheels quilt. Now contemplating choices for the appliqued vines and leaves, hoping to use something from the stash.
The Giant Shoo Fly top is all together as well. My faithful assistant Mini used her tail to hold down the edge of the quilt against the wind while I took this shot. Thanks, Mini!
This quilt is a wedding gift; the engaged couple printed their own stamps from a photo for the invitation reply. In the photo he is wearing a sombrero, serape and a fake mustache, and she is wearing skull makeup in the style of Dia de Los Muertes (Mexican Day of the Dead). Inspired by that, I found this terrific fabric for the backing, with all the right colors, at my local fabric store--an Alexander Henry line called Foklorico; the print is Zocala. It was a bit pricey so I went home and tried finding it online for less. I did locate a source with a price three dollars a yard cheaper, however it was out of stock until mid September. Sigh. So today I went back to the fabric store and paid $10.99 a yard.
There was a bit of huffing and puffing in my dining room today. I had to push back the table and chairs and clean the floor in order to lay out the Zig Zag 9 Patch. There was a lot of bending but relatively little switcheroo involved, though I did have to dash to my sewing machine to make up one more partial block for the bottom edge. This sideways photo required standing on the couch to try to get it all in!
12 rows all stacked and ready to stitch. The goal for this UFO of the month is a completed top with borders. Sounds doable in the next 15 days, doesn't it?