Well, I'm onto my next "unfinished project"-the scrap pinapple that is one of my all time favorites! I have only two side borders and the corner pieces to add on. Yesterday, I took this with me to the longarm quilter to see what they would suggest. Since the piecing is the highlight of the quilt and I don't want to lose that, it would have to be customer quilted which costs a small fortune. So I've decided to do it myself by machine quilting the pinapple piecing and the piano key borders and hand quilting the white border areas. It will be a big project and not one that I really look forward to, but after discussing it with my Mom, I think it is the way to go. Not yet sure what pattern I'll use in the white border area. Any suggestions? Once I get started it should be enjoyable.
My sense of accomplishment yesterday after dropping off the two quilt tops at the longarmer was incredible! What a motivator to finish tops off. I think I'm hooked! The two ladies that own the business were wonderful encouragers and oh-ed and ah-ed at all the right times. Their work is beautiful, and I cannot wait to see how my quilts turn out!