Last night I brought home a couple samples to make for the store and although I wanted to start them immediately, I knew I needed to finish up the Crown Royal quilt first. I need it off the frame so I have a little more room to work and I don't feel guilty with it on there. There's just something so freeing about taking off the quilt from the frame. I worked on it for a hour or so, getting to about the halfway point. I talked to a good friend on the phone for a while and then I went back to work on the quilt. I quilted probably another quarter of it before calling it a night. I have probably about 10 passes left to quilt, but since it's at the end and my area gets smaller it seems like a lot, but it really isn't all that much. I'm actually hoping when I get off this afternoon I'll be able to get it quilted before we head to my parents for the weekend. It would be so nice to be able to take it along and put the binding on down there. I took a few closeups of the quilting. The top picture most accurately shows the color of the gold and purples.
I'd love to have this be my last finish for the year. I'm so close to being done with it, I can't wait! This has been a quilt at least 4 years in the making.