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Here's a closeup of the bride and the groom (I designed him and that block).
those are splendid blocks! Whole quilt is beautiful.
Hope you don't have Covid..and hope all your sickees are back to right as rain soon.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Linda, that is *spectacular*! I'm not surprised that it has taken this long, since 2009, to get it completed. Each block is an enormous amount of work, as there is *so* much applique in each block. And if you're also working on other projects, or just get bored with working on it for such a long time, it adds up.
Is there another border that goes around it?
Have you given any thought to how to quilt it?
Thanks Suze. I appreciate your good thoughts.
Thank you Shelley. Yes, it took a long time to do each block, but truthfully, I set it aside for several years, unable to decide how I wanted to complete it. There were 5 more blocks in the pattern and I wasn't fond of them. I substituted 1 of the blocks with the groom block. The other 4 I finally decided to just not do (even though I had drawn up some patterns I liked to replace them - a house for them to live in, etc.) - I finally decided it was more work than I wanted to do, that 16 blocks would make a nice sized quilt, and to just get it done.
Yes, I'm working on the border now. I originally thought I'd do a swag border. I finally decided, that with a little bit more work than that, I could do arced stems with leaves and a bud beside each block. I've got it drawn up, and am finally excited to get it underway, and completed.
As far as quilting, I took Susan Smith's Freehand Quilting Master Class (the one that Dee also took), so I have some fill ideas for the blocks that I think I can pull off. I'll outline all of the elements first, and do stitch in the ditch around the blocks and sashing. I'm still thinking on the quilting for the border. I'm going to have to see how it turns out before I decide. I love doing feathers, so there will likely be some in there somewhere.
Your quilt is totally amazing!!! All that work while watching 2 GGgrandchildren. You are wonder woman!
Glad you are squeezing in some quilting time again. The quilt sure is beautiful and will look awesome hung in your house. Sorry to hear the little one is sick and now her mama too. Hope everyone feels better soon.
Thanks Lynne. I'm really happy to have it to this stage. I'm trying to consider every stage a win.
Thanks Ami. Both Rick & I tested positive for Covid this morning. We both feel lousy.