I did get a label made for my 365 Challenge. I wrote a bit of information and then also added a poem that Liz had sent me a while back entitled Life's a Patchwork. I thought it was suitable for a quilt of one year of life.
I also started machine quilting the Winding Ways quilt. Not bad, not bad. I used the walking foot to quilt inside the 6 major circles and though a little jerky in places the overall effect is what I was hoping for. I loved the advice to just get in there and start quilting! If I wait until I think I'm good enough I'll never get anything made and won't get the practice either.
So I quilted. Definitely easier (this is smaller, right?) than the 365 Challenge. What to do with the "background"? I made a fabric sandwich and did a bit of stipple practicing. These are trying to be waves in a pond. Takes some stretching of imagination, I know. But I went at it and though I got confused in a couple of places, I quilted about a 1/4 of the background. BUT HORRORS! I've run out of quilting thread! I don't know how I do it every time. I really didn't think I'd used this thread for much before and I couldn't tell how much thread was still on the spoon when I started but it seemed like a lot (wrong).
Yesterday I went to the fabric shop to see if I could find more of the same thread. Nope. Actually I don't even know where I bought this. Maybe America. Certainly not in the local quilt shop because I noticed that though they carried Coats and Clark, they did NOT carry any thread specifically for machine quilting. It was either All-purpose or Hand quilting. That makes sense since I don't know anyone else who does machine quilting. And none of the thread was in the variegated color that I used so I'm up a creek. I bought Hand quilting variegated thread in a green-brown. Maybe I can pretend I was PLANNING a thread color change on the other three quarters of this quilt...