Sunday, April 22, 2012
What am I going to do now?
I just finished the last stitch on my Beyond the Cherry Trees. This was a 29-month BOM and though I had a wedding quilt that I did in between this time, I did keep up pretty well, I think.
No one is home to hold up this huge quilt, so this is the best I could do.
I had the last border on yesterday, but then realized I was short on applique on a couple corners, so had to stitch down a little more vine, three more leaves and one more cherry. It's done and ready to be folded up for a couple weeks.
I will be leaving for the AQS quilt show in Paducah in a couple days, but when I get back, I will be piecing this beauty together for the backing.
Besides being very "happy" to finally have this top done, I find myself at a loss as to what is going to keep my hands busy. It's almost a let down. There's hardly been a day I haven't stitched just a little on this quilt and if I wasn't stitching on it, it was most certainly on my mind.
My patience isn't as good as some of the gals who will be hand quilting this very large quilt, so I have mine on my longarm quilter's schedule for June 1.
For now, I would like to put up my feet and just enjoy the fact that I am done, but I have some packing to do. I still have work the next couple of days, but then it is off to "quilt heaven" and hooking up with some great friends.
See you when I get back.
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