Here is the almost done quilt top #3. All I have left to do is sew a couple of borders around it and iron it. Oh, and back, bind, and tie or quilt it. But the quit top is almost done. I have made so many mistakes on this one, had to use creativity to piece fabric together to have enough of one color, and rip out quite a few wrong seams. Sigh. I worked really hard on it today and did not feel like I made as much progress as I had hoped.
In the afternoon, I went shopping to find (or try to find) backing for the three quilts. I got one piece of fabric for a very good price but in the limitedness of small town options, I couldn't find anything that coordinated with the other two for anything less than $8.25-$9.00 per yard. Eeeek. I can't spend that much and still get a profit! I am going to have to do the more time consuming kind of binding with them and just use plain white and muslin respectively for their backs. I did get a good deal on batting as well as found a nice Christmas present for my niece. ; )
This evening I felt like I needed a break from quilting, so I got out my calligraphy things and made up some cute gift tags, which I used when I wrapped all the Christmas presents but one (I still have to make it) for this year.
I really love wrapping presents. I like making the paper as smooth as possible and finding the perfect bow or ribbon from my large, recycled collection. But I seldom indulge myself since I also have a large collection of gift bags which are much faster. ; )
I am exhausted, so I am sensibly going to go to bed. Good night.