First, the bad news.
I have not yet finished the socks.
Now, the good news.
I have a quilt top to show you!
(Have you ever tried to take pictures of a quilt top outside on a windy day? Oy!!)
Early this summer, I took a good look at my fabric stash. It hit me rather hard that I love novelty fabrics, especially food fabrics. (Now, that makes for a very colorful, and very interesting stash, but not a very versatile one. I'm slowly, bit by bit, trying to remedy that. But in the meantime...)
So, I thought it would be nice to make a picnic quilt, comprised of my food fabrics!
You might recognize the pattern. It is the Fresh Vanilla pattern, that I have already used for two other quilts to date. Remember these?
I love the versatility of this pattern; see how the sashing and fabrics changed the look of this quilt completely?
Ordinarily, I wait to reveal a quilt once I have fully completed it--the quilting, binding, etc. I actually finished this one a month or two ago. But this one is still a top, and will remain a top until I figure out how I will quilt this on a regular home sewing machine. It is HUGE; also, I broke the presser foot I had been using for free motion, so I need to first figure out which of my machines to buy a new one for, and then go and buy it. And maybe a walking foot, too.
I have another quilt top to reveal later this week. I will finish up my grading, and then share with you a very special event, and a very unique quilt.