There won't be another six-hour block of time to complete the quilting this week before the final link-up ends, so I'm linking up with Modern Quilters Ireland today to show my progress to date.
The completed top before quilting
The back, ditch quilting completed
Progress to date!
I've had fun working on this little quilt so far and hope to have it finished soon. Looking forward to seeing how the other participants have finished their versions. I'm still mulling over how the star segments will be quilted.
According to our local weather forecasters the last time our area had more than one inch of rainfall in a single day was October 15 of last year! Our last soaking rain occurred before the last snowfall this past spring. We are currently in a severe drought, as are other major areas of the country. We are fortunate to live in a valley and have a fairly deep well that has no recent history of running dry, but we are still watering our three gardens very sparingly, hoping to achieve at least some harvest. Many others on the hillsides are not as fortunate, their wells are running dry. Many of the farms in our area are small subsistence farms, and it is heartbreaking to see the crops so withered and their growth stunted by the relentless heat and drought. We are praying for several days of slow soaking rain to replenish the earth, fill the streams and begin to restore the water table.