I feel like a dork, but I must say, I am on cloud nine today.
I have an appointment at 3:30 with the long-arm machine at my local quilt shop...and I feel like a 17 year-old getting ready for a big date. The day simply can't go by fast enough.
I'm quilting the guitar quilt for my youngest. This one...
I have to say it's one of my favorite quilts to date. I love how the browns and blues have come together and the fabric is sooooo characteristic of my son - it fits him perfectly.
The back ended up being a bit of a pain for me, but I finally got it done. You may remember my post about planning and piecing, where I featured this little pic.
Well - in trying to create that back, I learned that there *is* such a thing as too complex. I spent more time trying to figure out and piece the back than I did piecing the front, including my screw up. Not good.
So, I scrapped my plans and started all over. One simple strip down the back, just to the right of center, with a label in the middle, inspired by Julie's pieced back tutorial. I used the guitar fabric for the back, with a vertical stripe of the tan and the chocolate around my label. (Sorry, no pic yet).
It's hanging in my car as I type, ready to go straight from work to the quilt shop. I have to constantly keep myself from going out and checking on it...you know, to make sure it's safe. :)
Once done, I'll attach the binding and pack it up for my beach trip. Will be hand stitching it there since my sewing machine has been banned by hubby. (Can't say that I blame him - he knows I'd never stop sewing!)
Quilting pics tomorrow!