Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Whew.  I got the last two rows attached after dinner tonight.  Discovered one "error" in placement that I couldn't live with and swapped two blocks for my picky self. 

Now I need to put the four or five inch wide borders (a bright navy wallpaper print pattern) on.... and I will CONQUER the mitered corner(s) in the process.

But for tonight, I stood on the stairway and gazed down at my Civil War Block of the Week quilt top (http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/).

Me likee! 

Except that now that I can see it as a picture, I see one more block to correct.  Middle of bottom row...block four from the left....

...my  Apple Tree block is upside down.  Sigh.  I will fix that tomorrow!  Here is how that block should look!  http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/46-apple-tree.html

This was a truly fun quilt to make.  The blocks are 8 inches in size, which was of course, a tad easier to work with than the Farmer's Wife blocks and the Sylvia's Bridal Quilt blocks.  It was interesting reading the history that inspired the blocks. 

After this has borders, it is going to visit Cotie and her long arm quilting machine.  It's just too big for my little quilting frame.  Cotie is planning to use an all-over meander in a "sandstone" color thread and then it will come back to live at Chez Bury! This one is staying right here!  :)

Next up, the next row of Farmer's Wife, Sylvia, some string blocks, and a date with a Diva!!


Yvette said...

I just love it! You did such a great job on this. I can't wait to see what Cotie does.

Snoodles said...

Sis, that is stunning....you did an amazing job. :) Looking forward to seeing it with the borders on it, too! Gorgeous!

Snoodles said...

Pssst! Check out the second to last post on Lilypad....look at the comments, too! Well deserved, I'd say! Teehee! I'm so sneaky!

Deb said...

I love your blocks! You've done such a wonderful job on them. I'm going to have to check out the site you referred to. I'm sure that 8" blocks are much easier to sew than the 6" like the Farmer's Wife blocks. I just finished my FW and now would like something a little bit bigger!