Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Block 25 aka The Happy Dance

Yes, I'm finished the applique on all the center blocks. 25 done, 0 to go! What a great feeling.
I'm just too whipped to get excited. Once I get the cherry stems stitched, I'll trim down the blocks and sew them all together. I shall post a picture when I get to that stage.
Thanks for cheering me on, sharing all your struggles and accomplishments, it has truly made a difference to me. It's kept me motivated and I've learned so much along this journey. I'm sure it will be another 18 months before this is finished, (I'm hoping is will be done in that time) but one never knows. We need to enjoy the trip, not just the destination.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Not that I am ready to put on my binding yet, but was wanting to finally pack up all my BTCT fabrics which have been out in the open now for over two years. 

What color are you going to bind your quilt in?  I was thinking my scrappy reds or if that was too bright, maybe my scrappy creams. 

Here's just a peek at my second border progress.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Keeping On Task

One more done which leaves me only 2 more blocks, then on to the border. I loved this block so much that I decided to make it again, only this time I've used purples for all the flowers and buds. I deleted two wreath blocks, as I just liked this one more. No other reason

A few birds and cherries and my next block will also be done, it's my "down under" block. I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


All done!!!  

I posted more photos on my blog 
( ) along with the rest of my thoughts on finishing this.  It's fairly long and I didn't want to duplicate.  This photo shows motifs.  There are two in this block - a bird and a flower.    

It feels really good to be done.  Who's next?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top completed!!

 I got my final border on!! WooHoo!! I need to trim the top border after I clear off my cutting table.
I've got my backing 108" wide and king size batt ready to go the quilters so she can baste it for me on her machine. It will be fun to quilt the motifs, although it may take me years, since I think I am the world's slowest hand quilter!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

All my ducks in a row...

Or, rather, my blocks...still dancing on the ceiling too!
Making cherries and leaves now for the borders yet to be...
There is a close up of the center blocks on my blog...come by for a visit!

Pat in sunny northern Wisconsin

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oh, What A Feelin'!

Yes, I am dancing on the ceiling...Blocks 23, 24 & 25 - Done!
Excuse the hasty pressing and unedited photos but I wanted to get these posted before bedtime...knowing I couldn't sleep without doing so...

Goal for this weekend? A final squaring up and laying out in preparation of putting the rows together...sounds so good...

Happy Stitching everyone!

Pat in snow covered northern Wisconsin