This is my "Happy Days" quilt, the 2016 BOM designed by Sarah Fielke. I completed the top at a Retreat last Spring and had hoped to have it quilted in time for Fall Fair season, but that did not happen.
I mounted the quilt on the weekend...
...and started the stitch-in-the-ditch sewing yesterday. There's only one problem, I wrenched my back on Sunday and am not able to stand for any length of time, so my work at the longarm is minimal.
At least when I do custom-quilting I can lean on the rails of the longarm :/
Being a bit laid-up means a bit of extra applique time, and some time sewing the final border for my Down the Rabbit Hole!
I'm on track to having this one completed by the end of the month!!
The final border is a 6" pieced border. There's always a moment when you hold your breath wondering if a long, pieced border will actually fit.
And, guess what?....this one went on so beautifully!....
I have only six more leaves to applique to the opposite applique border (tomorrow morning!), then once I finish piecing the other three borders it will all be sewn together. I can hardly believe it!
Today I am linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, and with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.