And on a completely different subject…

I finished a quilt top today.  Not just any quilt top, but my flame quilt top, which I’ve been working on, off and on, for about a year and a half now, from fabric selection to hemming and hawing about how to do non-half-square triangles (I wound up cutting the diamond blocks using templates, and rotary cutting the others), to cutting the pieces to sewing the blocks to sewing the blocks into a top.

It’ll probably be a while before I get around to quilting it.  I’m a hand quilter, and I have two other projects to finish first (a throw that will be a wedding present for my nephew in July, and the Yule Log Cabin quilt that I am going to be sleeping under this coming December come hell or high water).  So I probably won’t start quilting it till at least Thanksgiving.  But the top is finished, and here’s the proof:


The golds look a bit more brown in these photos than they do in real life, but otherwise it looks exactly as I had planned.  Which doesn’t happen very often.
Houston, we have quilt top!