Well, The Girl's quilt is officially not done. Her birthday came and went over the weekend and in spite of a final flurry of quilting (which I knew would not get me anywhere) I didn't finish. However I did show it to my grandmother who is a long-time quilter (she doesn't do it much anymore, she has bad arthritis) and she admired it. Maybe she was just being polite. But it was nice to hear her say it is lovely.
Also, in other quiltie news...I found a new quilt magazine called Quilter's Home. It has an interesting start, I think. It is edited by a man, which I think is probably unusual but it has the curious property of seeming a bit like a one man show. But he had a few lovely quilt patterns in it that I liked, both inspired by Vera Wang designs. So, my project wish list continues to swell without bounds.
Oh, and he also recommended the Simple Arts blog. What is really cool about it she has podcasts available on her site for free that discuss various aspects of quilting. I'm starting at the beginning and listening to all of them. I know. Nerd-dom is my king-dom.