OK, we turned around......................and it's Julie! She and her husband planned a visit to my house on the way home from their trip. We had 4 delightful hours talking about fabric and quilts and tools. It was so much fun! Thanks Julie and DH for taking the time to come to cornfield country. I unfolded several quilt tops while they were here so I spent some time yesterday choosing backing fabric for them. That's one step closer to finishing.
I promised an update on the Streak of Lightning hand dyed blocks. I talked to the friend I am making it for and she likes the look of the 'hired hand' quilts from the past. They were long and narrow. All of the blocks are made and now I just have to decide if the layout is done and then I can sew it together.