There are a couple of challenges going on right now with the goal of quilting/sewing the greatest number of hours in July. I am not competing, however, if I were I would be kicking some butt today! I started sewing this morning at 5:30, took about an hour to get a shower & throw something in the crockpot for supper and finally finished the last stitch on the binding about 45 minutes ago. I figure I have spent a little over 8 hours today sewing. I am happy to report that I finally finished my parent's Christmas quilt (2007)! It was the second quilt I put on the LA back before Christmas. I had no idea how to do borders at that time so I took it off the frame with the intention of finishing the borders on my sewing machine. Then I put the quilt in a closet and ignored it. I needed to the get the monkey off my back so I was determined to finish it this weekend.
I used a variegated King Tut thread and did a loopy meander on the body of the quilt. I marked the border and quilted that using my walking foot and gold Coats and Clark thread. All the walking foot quilting was a pain but I am pleased with the results!
I do have a several more WIPs that I could work on but I have had a stash of fabric for a blended quilt that I have been wanting to make. I think tomorrow will be a great day to start cutting.