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Proud Mom and Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

My daughter, Lisa, of Bird in the Hand fame, is having a solo show of her mixed media work in San Francisco. She hung the show this week and the opening reception is tomorrow night. You can see photos of the installation here. I sure wish I could be there to see it in person.

Now back to my work in progress. Look! I pinned up on the design wall to see how it looks. I think that once the layer of crosses is added, this is going to look wonderful.


Next, I put it on the floor to square it up:



And, look!! The hand-dyed backing fabric arrived from e-quilter. It is gorgeous. It is 108" wide so I do not have to do any seams.


Tomorrow, I hope the thread arrives because I want to start quilting. I am going to get it sandwiched tomorrow and plan to do the escape hatch finish, a la Mrs. Mel. I also need to start fussy cutting the crosses. Never a dull moment around here!!

I had to take a break today while I worked with the window treatment representative. In about two weeks, we will finally  have permanent window coverings on most rooms.

Woman Challenge update
: Yesterday, I managed to walk 10,085 steps. It was a lot of work. I took 3 walks with the dog. So far today, I have walked 8190 steps by taking two walks in the rain!!

11 Responses to “Proud Mom and Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming”

  1. Judy says:

    Lookin soooo good! And the backing fabric you chose works so well with your lovely top!!!

  2. PaMdora says:

    Oh my, you are so brave! Are those 4’x8′ insulation sheets on the wall? If so I can kind of guess the scale. The color are fabulous.

  3. Deborah says:

    Oh, I just despise squaring up. Yeah! Aren’t you glad that part’s done and you’re on to the fun stuff of quilting and appliqueing the crosses? It’s looking so majestic! I love it.

  4. Micki says:

    How fortunate to find that wonderful fabric for the back. I love e-quilter. Lisa’s exhibit looks great. Keep on walking, girl!

  5. sonji hunt says:

    YOWZA for the color, Gerrie! Like fireworks!

    I went to your daughter’s blog and totally loved the transformation of the space. Thanks for sharing that.

  6. lisa says:

    thanks for mentioning me mom! i wish you could come tonight.

  7. Jen Anderson says:

    Love your quilt and the color just gives me joy.
    So much talent in one family! Lisa’s exhibit is awesome. Jen

  8. mary manahan says:

    Gerri, you are doing incredible work! That backing fabric is perfect…

  9. kathy says:

    Your color pathways are simply gorgeous. Looking forward to watching the finishing.

  10. DebR says:

    The quilt is looking simply gorgeous, Gerrie!

  11. Debra says:

    That backing fabric is perfect!! that quilt is fabulous.

    and sadly today will be logging less than 5000 steps.