I just have the background quilting left to stitch on my Hawaiian mini quilt! Then I'll be pulling out Kelly's 1930s queen size to finish for her. She only had about 18" left to go on it.
Sooooo close to the finish now of this one!
For the last open spaces which are pretty large, I doodled and doodled before finally settling on a heart vine meander with scrolls. It's sweet and feminine and carries the heart motif into this broad area.
Before I hit the meander, though, I quilted little messages going up and then down the diagonals on each side's two panels.
For example, on this side we have: "Smile :D" . . . "Sunshine :D"
There's sappy stuff like
"Mom loves you always" . . . "and forever!"
"Marissa is" . . . "Awesome!"
"You make the world" . . . "a happy place"
Marissa's Moment has been in the works for a very, very long time, so I'm super excited that there is only about 5 hours of FMQ left to go. Then I can tackle my very first scalloped binding. . .
I suddenly needed a gift quilt, and nothing on the lineup for UFO finishes fits the bill for this young man. So I hit the stash and we've got Houndstooth Blues in the works! I had plenty of Kona snow (getting a whole bolt that one time on sale was one of the smartest things I've done), but not enough of any one terrific blue for the whole quilt top. So I had to intermingle three. The space fabric that makes up most of the blue teeth combined with the shape of the design really keeps making me think "STAR TREK." This fella is as much a nerd as we are, too, so it's very possible that this quilt's name will reflect that by the time I'm finished!