I only got a few more loops unpicked on the bottom yesterday. The next task is to sew the top strip to the bottom strip so that every final seam will be vertical, top to bottom in the quilt. If you sew the top and bottom half separately, you will have one crosswise seam crossing all of those vertical seams and it tends to look a little ripply. I prefer to have a nice flat top with all vertical seams.
Two friends are coming over to sew today so the first thing I will do is work on is the African quilt, slicing the stratas for the piano key border. Then I may start sewing a section of this quilt.
I had to hurry to get a photo of my pretty tree. It just turned yellow a couple days ago and the leaves will be falling quickly. This is a volunteer maple about 12-15 years old.