Thank goodness – finished it- this one has been hanging over me for awhile now. I started the applique squares in early 2015 and they were to be part of the Caswell Quilt which has around 30 applique blocks or so? I quickly grew tired of it for some reason or another I really liked it when I first got the pattern – I seem to do this with applique quilts the last couple of years. I changed my mind I don’t know how many times on how I was going to work the medallion design – finally I have said enough and it is as big as it is going to get – I had wanted queen size, instead it is 60 x 60 and I’m calling it finished. (I am really trying to have some finishes before the end of the year and start the year with a smaller amount of projects which I know well rapidly grow)
Yesterday – another drizzly dreary day – we were going to start to decorate the house for Christmas and didn’t – just didn’t feel like it I guess – better get going on it today! But we did watch a movie – Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks and seeing as I got all my circles prepped in the morning I managed to get all my circles appliqued in place in the afternoon – during and after the movie. So the quilt top is done!! Linking to Em’s Scrapbag: moving it forward Monday and MCM#50:Cooking Up Quilts.
The circles – the top is not hanging quite straight on the wall but thank heavens it is straighter than it looks. I wish I would have had enough fabric to miter the corners better on the print fabric but it was not to be – I figure when it is quilted and washed/dried and shrunk a little it will be ok – it is for home not a show. I follow patterns better than try to design them myself LOL
And some more
My favorite applique block
All the fabric that I put in the project box that could be used in this quilt – so much left to put back on the shelves! I think I need to redo my shelves — I have a lot of quilt books on narrow shelves in the entry to the bedroom – I think I need to move the books to shelves in the living room and have the shelves going into the bedroom have fabric on them instead.
Thank you all so much for the big response the last couple of days for the give away – it continues through Wednesday morning when I will select the winners with the random generator. Leave your comment at this post if you want in. 81 entries as I write this last night – would be so nice to get to 100 by Wednesday morning – I am finding out where so many of you readers live – it is so interesting to see where you are all from.
Don’t forget Craftsy is having a 12 day of Christmas sales – different specials each day – I don’t know in advance what the sales will be you have to check just like I do – there might be something you want, I’m keeping an eye on it but trying to control myself. Go in through the link on the side bar or above in the first paragraph. A great way to try new things out at a lower price.