Saturday night I took the last stitch and the piecing of the Chintz Circles top was complete. The backing is washed, the batting ready. Issues with my hands started again on Saturday, so pressing of the backing and the final pressing of the top before basting will have to wait a few days. I’m hoping to get it basted at some point this week and then do the quilting on the weekend. It will have to be machine quilting as I absolutely need to finish it on time which won’t allow any wiggle room for hand quilting and hand problems. As soon as the quilting is done and the binding is on, the quilt will be going for a photo shoot. One of our friends is a professional photographer who has generously agreed to take a couple of shots of Chintz Circles.
Oddly, I felt almost lost for a few minutes when that last stitch was taken and the top was done. It didn’t last long because I have more than enough projects on the go. Now it’s a matter of choosing on which one on I want to focus next. Will it be Summer Picnic Dish, POTC, the Harpsichord Quilt, the Drunkard’s Path baskets, Storm at Sea, the Drunkard’s Path in Rouenneries, one of the clamshell projects? Who knows!! I’m still deciding. Sunday night I spent some time sorting through the pieces I have left from Chintz Circles. Choosing fabrics for our Spring Circles quilt will be something I will work on slowly throughout the summer.
We had a glorious weekend with lots of lovely warmth and brilliant sun. The flowers on the roof garden are thriving.
Very early Sunday morning, before the sun even had come up, I could hear a bird singing away. I think perhaps a mockingbird has taken up residence on the roof garden again this summer. The morning doves are back. They haven’t been here for a few years. I love hearing them. Still no squirrels, though.
Lester spent a fair bit of time on the windowsill over the weekend. There’s a lot for him to watch right now, although in this picture he’s looking into the living room.
Smudge, on the other hand, was having a lazy Sunday afternoon nap.