I did get this quilt finished. I had a hard time coming up with a design for it until I realized K.I.S.S. is sometimes best. It's for a guy and guys don't always like froo froo designs. It's baseball theme which also means no froo froo feathers or curly, flowery designs.
What I did was a faux flying geese around the border to represent the direction of running from base to base and a simple line design on the inside border to represent a path in the dirt.
The nine patch block were done with line dancing.
The snowball blocks were done with crosshatching to represent looking through a chain link fence at a ball game going on.
The back is a busy fabric so the stitching doesn't show up in a photo. I'm happy with it.... hope the customer is too.
I'm headed out to the fairgrounds to have breakfast with the govenor, mayor, and other big whigs. It's the kickoff breakfast that I attend every year. I like talking with the people who have their farm animals here for a few days. Sometimes I get to see people from the small town where I spent a lot of time as a child.
I'll be at the door when they are opened for the crafts section.
I'm anxious to see if the rose quilt got a ribbon or if they guy I'm trying to beat got it instead. I don't know the guy, just his work. He really is a fantastic textile artist. I think of it as a little friendly competition between us to get the ribbon. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll get to meet him.