My September goal was to move Cheddarback from a finished top to beginning the quilting.
The steps in the goal for the month involved sewing two lengths of fabric to make the backing, layering it with batting and the quilt top, pin-basing the layers together, and beginning the quilting. How satisfying. If I had been doing this when I was younger it might have been a one-day process, but I find that as I get older, bending over or getting down on my knees on the floor has become more challenging and I can do it for shorter periods of time. It took me several short stints over two days to finish the pin-basting.
I posted about the backing fabric earlier in the month. I bought it online and hoped it would look fine, decided it was good enough, then stitched two lengths together. It looked like a repeat pattern and it turns out it was. I wanted to match the print because the flowers stand out and the diagonal is so obvious. That always takes me a little time, getting it pinned just right, then sewn and pressed.
I'm linking this post to
> One Monthly Goal September Finish Link-up at Elm Street Quilts and
> Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts
Thank you, Patty and Kathy, for hosting these link-ups.