Thanks to everyone who commented yesterday with ideas for my fabric. It's always nice to get a different point of view. I appreciate it.
Two fabulous things happened Tuesday. I found out my machine was ready, and I basted the World of Goo. The bad news is that I probably won't be able to make it over to the quilt shop to pick up my machine until Thursday.
My old machine has been working fantastic. I cleaned him up, gave him some oil, and we were good to go. I decided to get this quilt off my design wall before I start other projects. I basted it at 11 p.m. so the pictures are less than stellar.
Nothing has changed on any other WIP. I'm debating how to quilt this guy once I get my machine back. I stitched in the ditch on my last wonky log cabin. I can't decide if that is the right option for this guy though.
On a random note, we have new backyard neighbors. The home behind us has been vacant for almost two years. A family bought it and moved in last week. Until this past November, there was a huge tree in their yard that gave us lots of privacy. Unfortunately a nasty storm brought it down. Now we have a perfect view of their yard, kitchen and family room and they of ours. We've met them and they are super nice, but I'm all of the sudden feeling very odd about photographing quilts in my back yard. They are going to think I'm crazy--lugging my chair, camera and a quilt down the deck stairs and taking pictures. They already think we're a bit strange because he saw my baby dancing on the table. Doesn't everyone just let their kids dance on the kitchen table? (I have to tie my kitchen chairs to the table when we're not eating or my kids would always be dancing on the table. It drives me nuts. The second there is an available chair, they climb right up on the table.)