My cat Chaucer is posing with the quilt top and wondering why it took me so long to write all those names and dates. He's also wondering how long will it be before it is finished so he can sleep on it!
This is the backing, a buttery yellow sheet I picked up second hand for $1. I used the left over squares which were mostly doubles of the fabrics on the front and made strips. Then I staggered the lengths with plain ends to be long enough. Sorry you can't really see all the names in the pictures but they are there, in fact I have more names than quilt squares but I'm calling that part done. The lady farthest back goes to about 560ad and there's a couple of saints in the list for good measure. Gives me someone to look up to!
Next will be assembling the front, back and batting, I hope the thin old blanket I plan to use is large enough otherwise I'll be buying some batting or maybe some flannel to make it lightweight. It was 93 degrees here today, not exactly quilt weather. However it will be 31 tonight.
I did get a bit crafty the last 2 nights and put together this beaded necklace with a silver & turquoise cross. It will be going up for sale in my Etsy shop.
And in the greenhouse I have lots of radishes sprouted as well as 1 lettuce and several beets. Come on tomatoes, you need to catch up!