I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for my October goal.
My goal was to sew the shelves together, add the borders, baste and start some quilting on the quilt. The big thing was waiting for the cotton batting that I had ordered. It was quite a fiddly order plus when it arrived in the country it sat at the airport for a week most likely due to a long weekend holiday.
But anyway it arrived Friday 26th, which gave me some time to baste and start stitching in the ditch. I have done the main stitching of that but then decided that I wanted to stitch in the ditch around each book which I have done. So I am very happy to have all that accomplished and my goal achieved.
Now I am thinking about the fmq to be done. I have decided after watching Leah Day in a video on You Tube about thread painting words that I will “write” the names of authors I like on my quilt as a start to the fmq. It will take awhile but I am happy so that’s what counts!
Here are the two I have done after one practice there on the side of the quilt.
I plan on putting childhood favourites on the bottom shelf and then working my way up to the top where newer to me authors I have come to enjoy are. That’s where these two are! After that lots more fmq so I can see a November goal looming!