This was the last block to piece for my Victory Quilt (Eleanor Burns) that I started as a BOM in 2009. The Y-seams were daunting, although I did the first 3 in the sewing shop, so I had a little help in the beginning. Then, I miscut the handle pieces at retreat, way back in January, and didn't bring any extra fabric with me, so back into the box it went. Finally, when I realized that I am so close to getting 4 large quilts to the "ready to sandwich" stage, I figured I needed to get this baby done.
Turns out poor "Fala" also needed some finishing touches, like stitching around the fusible and giving him a nose, mouth and an eye. Now, I am ready to cut the setting kit - my favorite kind - simple sashing and cornerstones!
Then I will have to make decisions about the border. The swag border with stars in the book is lovely. Just not sure I will like this quilt enough for all that work. You see, lots of fabric has been brought into my house since 2009 when I purchased a FQ bundle from Connecting Threads to make this quilt.
That's when I made my lasting vow not to buy fabric for a big project online unless it's a line that I've seen in person. I was disappointed in the fabrics b/c they were a bit duller than expected and with 2-3 light exceptions, they were all of medium value. I had to buy some additional darks to make the blocks work for me. So, some plain ol' borders might be just the thing for this quilt, but I will wait until it's together to decide.
|One of these days I might get the hang of photographing my quilts/blocks.|
Sunday evening I finished embroidery block #3 for the Clover & Violet QAL. I am working on block #4. Trying not to fall behind - the stitching is rather relaxing. It's fun to play with the perle cotton.
Now that my sewing space, i.e. the basement family room, is clean - I feel creative. While my house won't make it into Better Homes and Gardens, the clutter really makes me tense and grumpy.
Thanks to my DH, who is home with a cold, for letting me do a little more this afternoon while he played video games with DS!!!!
Head over to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for more Friday finishes.