Greetings, friends! I am in the midst of packing for Houston. We will have to leave the house at about 3:45 AM tonight in order to get to the airport in Boston for my flight to Houston which leaves shortly after 7 AM. I’ll have to try to take a nap tomorrow afternoon at the hotel so I can enjoy the preview tomorrow evening. I’m excited! And you can be sure I will be posting lots of pictures from the festival, but not until after I get home on the 11th.
Meanwhile, I’ve realized I had better get cracking on the hand quilting of Star Trek. I counted 85 total stars in the quilt and 84 “spiral galaxies.” I’m quilting each star shape 3 times, plus 4 parallel lines in each of the blue “strips along the star edges. And, as you know, each galaxy gets a spiral quilting line. I have a dozen of the stars and galaxies done so have about 72 of each to go. If I get 4 of each done per week, I will need 18 weeks from mid November to finish the quilt center by early April. That will give me April and May to get the border done – all in time for the Vermont Festival in June. This is how I often break my hand quilting down if there is a deadline – in small “chunks” over specified time periods. This really helps me stay on track. I think this should be very do-able!!! And if the winter is tough and I’m stuck at home a lot, I may finish it well ahead of time! (probably wishful thinking!)
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And here is how the back is looking!
I hope to post some festival quilt pics next Monday or Tuesday after I’m back home!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi