This is How Far I Got

The borders didn’t all get added so maybe this one won’t be on my stash report Sunday.  I didn’t get a lot of sewing time . . a neighbor came by, a ride through the woods with Vince, a bit of gardening, a bit of cooking . . you know . . a regular day!  I never get as much done as I think I might but I always have good intentions!  I made some progress though and I’m real happy with the way the borders are turning out.  Since the borders were pieced a bit unconventionally, I did a lot of checking and re-checking my numbers and it looks like it’s going to work out just fine.

Borders

There are still two more pieced strips to put on the top and bottom, then a blue, then a white, then a final blue border.  The borders surely do change the look, huh?

Without Borders

See what pieced borders can do to a top!  Told you so! :razz:

Wild Turkeys

Last night we were coming home from running an errand and happened to look over in a field we were passing and it had dozens of wild turkeys.  We pulled over to the side of the road and, using my phone, took a picture.

Wild Turkeys

We see a few around our house every now and then but never this many.  It was such a treat to see that many together.

Speaking of wildlife, the little birds were gone yesterday.  I had been watching them and was hoping they would fly away on July 4 — Independence Day for us and for them, but Friday afternoon, they were still there and Saturday morning, they were gone.

Baby Birds

There were 7 or 8 of them  .. however many of them were in there, it had to be very crowded and very hot!  They were fun to watch but I’m glad they’re gone.  My chickens haven’t had any extra calcium since mama bird built her nest!

And, speaking of birds, I kinda left you hanging with the post about the escaping bantams the other night.  I did catch the little black baby chicken and put her back in the nest.  As expected, yesterday not a single one of them would come out of the coop.  The reason  – Vince put that little ramp in there.  There was just a rock that the chickens were using for a step but the baby was too little to get into the coop with just that rock.  So far, they have not left the coop yet today but sooner or later, hey have to be brave and walk that plank!  Crazy chickens!

 

Today’s Agenda

This is where I am with this quilt . . the center of the top is done.

Center

My plan for today:  Get the borders on and be done with the top!  And when I get done with the top, I can add 9-3/4 yards as used to next week’s stash report!  I doubt I get all the borders on today and this is probably the least sewing time I’ll have for a few days so I’m sewing 13as much as I can today.

Road to Llano #2 Finished

I’m losing track of which Road to Llano is #1 and which is #2 but it doesn’t matter.  I guess the one with the lime green should be #1 because it was started first, even though #2 was finished first.

This is my 10th completed quilt for this year.  Pretty good since last year, I only finished 6 quilts the entire year.

This one is for my friend.  It is finished!  Binding is done!

Road to Llano for Friend

It still needs to be wiped down to remove all the threads, boxed up and into the mail it goes!

Not sure if the quilting shows but here’s a bit of a closer view.

Closeup

Here’s the backing.  Pretty good choice for a friend in southwest Louisiana, huh?

Backing

There’s crawfish and gumbo and bisque and jambalaya and creole . . makes me hungry just looking at the backing!

Closeup of Backing

 

Quilt Specs:

Pattern:  Road to Llano
Size:  70″ x 81″
Panto:  Jessie’s Swirls Simplified
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20
Thread:  Perma Core – Orchid