We got our second prompt on the art journal earlier this week, "Somewhere, a simple place". That led me to thinking that I like the road less traveled. Give me a back road, free of the congestion of city traffic, and I'm happy.
part 1 and part 2. Since this topper has 8 sides, I had a multitude of times to try it out. Each side is done individually, and you can either hand stitch the back side down, or machine stitch. I chose to machine stitch on this one, though my preferred method is by hand. I like how the sides come together, I may even consider it in a regular quilt.
Here it is completed, showing both sides. I have to say it appears to stick out a bit, and I'm wanting a more drapey look. The topper has just been in the washer, and will go in the dryer in a few minutes. I hope it will relax somewhat...I'll let you know. This was the first time I used a fusible batting, and that may contribute to the stiffness. According to the package directions, washing will release the fusible properties.
This next week I hope to resume another UFO, my string quilt. The side borders are now complete, and I've cut the foundation for the top and bottom borders. I don't know if I can get it all together by February, but if not, surely before March rolls around.
In family news, my son-in-law had a birthday this week. They lead pretty busy lives, but I managed to have pizza waiting for them when they came to pick up Elise. She helped make the cake . Happy birthday David!