Did you hear the big whoop and hurrah from Des Moines today!? With the last coping strip (purple) and the last half-square triangle (red and white, and pink and white) border, the Friendship Medallion quilt is now officially a top!
It measures a good-sized 85" X 95-1/2". It was a stinker to photograph.
I wanted to get these photos up so perhaps you-all can help me find a cotton print backing fabric. A busy print, a tone-on-tone, a stripe or an all-over design... I'm not particular. But I want it on sale. Like $4 a yard or less.
I know it's available that cheap because I've seen it for that sale price in on-line shops. I just didn't see any print that would suit this clear, bright quilt. But I'm confident something is out there. So, if you come across any, please let me know. I need about eight yards.
Did you see the final, two-hour episode of "Downton Abbey" last night?! I was glued to the TV for four hours! Our Iowa PBS station re-broadcast last week's two-hour program followed by the final two-hour show. Riveting! The last ten minutes where the actors and actresses as themselves provided commentary on their characters was most interesting. Gosh, do some of them look wildly different in "real life," or what!? And did you realize that this program has introduced us to 33 characters?! If you've been as absorbed by the show as I have been, I bet you can name almost all of them. Season three is now being recorded. I've heard that Shirley McClain will be introduced as Lady Grantham's American mother. Now what do you think of that?
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