Here is my last finish for a couple of weeks until after we return from Aus.
It's an Asian stack & slash, pieced years ago & finally bordered, quilted & bound. I bought the fabrics in Japan nearly 10 yrs. ago, bought a set of blue & one of the greens. I had used up the blues & now all but a few little scraps of the greens.
It's busy so you can hardly see the quilting, short of using bright red thread nothing was going to show much. I quilted bamboo stalks in the main body of the quilt, leaves in the stop border & gingko leaves in the outer border.
Didn't have enough of either border for binding- a case of not thinking ahead- so I did two sides with each. I have seen this done before so I decided to try it- I am not impressed but I am also not invested sufficiently in this quilt to take the binding off & start over! It's a pleasant quilt but nothing wonderful, very monotone. Maybe I should call it "restful"![ In future I will stick to my usual method when short of matching binding & just scrap it.]
Our family gathered yesterday at oldest DS & DIL's home & baby Matthew was the hit of the day, everyone wanted to hold him!
GS's #1 & 2 were just as fascinated, it's been 12 yrs. since we had a baby in this family so he will be very spoiled/loved & guess what, I get to "baby sit" for a couple of hrs. today,woohoo!
I hiked the mountain again this morning with DS#1 & 2 & DH & of course Button who has just been bathed so she is clean & fresh for the house-sitter who comes Wednesday when we fly out to Australia.