Thank you all so much for your sweet and kind comments about that lettering....so glad you like it! I like it, too.
And the pies were good!!!
The last major detail before I finish this quilt is to outline the double inner border of ribbon trim with some chain stitching. This was always in the plan, but had to go last, as I wasn't sure which colors I would want to use.
The red trim has a variageted Valdani #8 cotton perle...it was the inner, brown trim that was hard to choose for. This nice collection of hand-dyed cotton perle threads, also size #8, is from a lovely family-owned company called Weeks Dye Works. I got these from them in Houston at Quilt Market.
I thought two colors would be a bit more interesting than one here.
One corner down, three to go....finishing this up is making me kind of sad!
But both boys are home to take my mind off it!
What a study in contrasts brothers always are...Max the computer whiz (who has just been offered a real job with Amazon upon graduation this spring), and Chad the jock. What a pair to draw to....
They're out cruising electronics stores at the moment in celebration of Black Friday.
No one ever tells us when we are new moms how strange the transition period is between when they are boys and when they are men....it is a poignant time for me!