Step By Step on the Machine Applique'
The last time I worked on it
Perseverance is a good thing. A friend asked me why it took so long--did I not like it or did other things get in the way? Most quilters know how the excitement of starting a new project gets in the way of finishing our UnFinished Objects (UFOs). That's what happened here.
The pattern has you making four of the 6" basket blocks and 3-4 of the border sections each month. I kept up in 2011 until the middle was done then it was put on the back burner as life and other quilts intervened.
Recently, I decided it just had to get done. Here is what I had accomplished up to that point, plus half of the border sections:
One of the 28 border sections, 3/4" finished strips:
Last week I was able to clear the decks and figured that would be enough time to get the top completely done. Well, it took 9 days of working 9-5 to complete the top. Each morning I woke up earlier and earlier, just so I could be ready to work on it by 9. After getting up at 4:30 a.m. the last day, it was really good to be DONE.
In the category "Living Right"--this is how much of the bright pink marble fabric I had left after making the final set of floater borders:
Sue was a friend of mine--I wish I could show her that I really did get it done. She liked my fabric selections and was an enthusiastic quilt friend to me and others. I miss her still.
Now it will go to a great longarm quilter who will do it justice. Then it is part of my "Legacy Collection"...
Time to do all the things I didn't get done over the last two weeks.