I don't know...I was just kind of motivationally challenged this week. I could name any number of possible reasons—lack of sunlight, hibernation mode kicking in big time, something involving a cycle and not the kind with wheels, etc.
But never mind all that, we're here to focus on the action.
I finished adding the ornaments to the backing of the whirlygig Christmas quilt. Christmas is only 331 days away, you know!
They had to be fussy cut and fused in place. Then I stitched around each one, while watching American Idol on Wednesday.
I was originally going to strew them on randomly, but that didn't look right, so I grouped them above and below the center panel in the middle (it's folded in the pic below, so you can't see the whole panel). They seemed to need anchoring around something. I don't know; it may have been a hormonally-motivated decision. It is what it is.
Now the backing is really done. In fact, by the time you read this, it will be taking a little vacation south courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. Wish I were going along too!
You see, I won a $50 machine quilting gift certificate last week on Such a Sew and Sew. Yay! Thanks to Elizabeth's generous giveaway, this quilt is on its way to Angie at 5 Little Monkeys Quilting to be machine quilted. I am so excited to be sending it to her! We've chatted by email, and she's got a wonderful idea for the quilting on it.
Since Angie's doing the PhD Challenge too, I think we can both count it as a finish when it's done, don't you? :)
So there you have it. It's no big whoop, but I'm still going to link to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? You should check it out too!