to being finished... but still a long ways to go. I haven't posted anything lately because I've pretty much just been working on my quilt. I usually work on it a little (or a lot) each day. Once I finished all the applique, I sewed the blocks together in strips, layered and basted them. I've been hand quilting around all the flowers. I finally finished that part.
So yesterday, I sewed all the strips together, but the backing has to be sewn by hand at this point. I needed my mini iron to press the seams, but couldn't find it. I looked for awhile last night, but no luck. So this morning I started searching again. I knew where I thought it had been the last time I'd used it (like 5 years ago), but just wasn't seeing it. So I spent about an hour cleaning (a needed activity) in my craft room, praying that I would find it, but... no iron. So I went back to where I thought it should be. And what do you know? There, underneath a box, I could see it. So I pulled it out and was good to go. And I don't really feel bad that it took so long to find it, because I did accomplish some much needed cleaning in my craft room.
Anyway, I was able to press, trim, pin and stitch three of the seven seams today. Here are a couple of pictures - just a small portion of the quilt and a closeup of one block. I still have a lot of quilting to do in the background area around each flower, so I'm a long was from being finished, but I do see some progress.
You should be able to click on the pictures to view them larger.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.