The end of our Greek summer, and of piecing the stars of Travel Quilt #2.
I keep these two photos in my sewing kit-- the one above shows the part that's finished already-- what I left in NY just before we came to Athens. The one below shows the color placement of what needed to be done. I had never laid out an entire section like this before-- I always just pieced stars and then arranged them as I liked once I had 4 or 6 ready. But now that I was so close to the end, I wanted to take exactly what I needed with me on this trip because I had hoped to finish it. It was kind of strange working from this photo-pattern. I kept having to look at it and lay it out so I wouldn't mess it up. Very unlike me... usually I leave room for a little "fate" in my block placement :)
And the last pic is a close up of how I started burying my knot at the start of piecing-- I take 2 or 3 teensy stitches and end at the corner I want to start sewing. I have also started backstitching a few times at the end of my thread. I really hope this quilt holds together for a long time...
It's already 11 p.m. so I should probably skip stitching tonight and just head to bed. Tomorrow will be full of packing, sorting, and laundry. I think we have a million people to say good-bye to as well. But it was a good trip, such a good trip. I'm actually leaving this time thinking it might not be so bad if we came to live here someday.. (mom, don't cry..)