And set up in my basting frame is the 9-patch musical instrument quilt for my son. It matches the pillowcase he made himself last year. Since the basting frame is all set up, I will probably baste another large quilt from my UFO pile when I'm done with this one. I hate basting.
But here are some pictures of "Springing Up Fun." I am getting so excited about how this has turned out. I had to quilt clouds in the sky. Here you see my first stitches on the first cloud. Then you see just the sky portion. If you click on the sky picture you can see the cloud stitching. And finally the whole thing is quilted. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that there are a total of 20-24 hours of quilting alone on this project. I still have a little finish work to do, including the binding. But I am practically blinded by the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. I have also officially entered this quilt in Brenda Novak's online auction for diabetes research. The entry isn't posted yet, but it will be soon.