I finally finished sewing the borders on the Happy Robot quilt for my son. That's a lot of fabric to manipulate on your own.
Next I tackled the backing. I was too cheap to go buy many, many yards of the coordinating fabric from the LQS. So I hit J's with a 40% off coupon, to see what they had. I was thinking a solid yellow, orange or blue, but they didn't have a perfect match and this yellow orangey stripe was actually cheaper. I got 8 yards which was everything on the bolt. It's not a perfect match, but at $15 for 8 yards I can live with it. I made a center stripe with the strip going perpendicular to the big pieces and used some scraps to piece the center. I love a pieced back, the lady who does my quilting, not so much, but this is just a little and she'll live.
I'm not going to be around for the rest of the week. My grandmother died Saturday and I'm flying to Ohio for her funeral. I'm named for my grandmother and she taught me to needlepoint among other things. It was her time to go, but she will still be sorely missed.