I quite like the wall colour on the veranda walls from this distance.
Here is a closer view of the quilt. Click on it and you can see my trusty assistant who just had to supervise. To date, I had Lisa Warne at Quick Quilts at Tiaro baste it on her longarm machine with water soluble thread, I have finished ditch stitching and stabilising the sashings, compasses, I have finished outlining each applique shape on the edge and again a hopping foot width around all of the applique. I did all of the ditch stitching and outlining by free motion quilting. My uniquely made hopping foot for my Pfaff grand quilter machine certainly works brilliantly. I have since ordered another one from America as it certainly helps with the consistency of the stich length, no stitch regulator used here. I thought it was a standard Juki hopping foot but no it is engineered by Curt of the Finishing Touch Quilting Studio in America. I used Superior Kimono Silk 100wt thread for that work. Today I started the free motion work in the compasses. I switched back to 40wt Glide polyester as the silk just didn't show too well. Then I will have to fill in all the remaining background. I have practised a piano key outer border in water soluble thread and it looks good. That will be the last bit to quilt. A piped inner border of red ( just washed the fabric again but will do so another time yet) is required to cover where I accidently snipped into the outside edge when doing the applique, then I will bind it in white. Better find the original fabric bolt. I still have a ton of threads to tidy up but I think I will meet the deadline. Have to, as I sent my form in this week for the Exhibition. I have had 3 days rec leave from work so have been able to quilt, but next week I think I'll be still tidying up threads as well as sleeping between shifts.
The grandkids have visited and had fun at Grandma's house. I managed to keep the 1yr old out of my sewing area but he loved playing with my Glide spools. I'm sure he is as attracted to their colours like me. I'm not sure if his mother wants me to teach him how to sew but he sure loved me letting him ride his 3 wheeled dune bike in my kitchen. He was only allowed to do that on their patio before he visited us.