Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Grandmothers Choice blocks are complete!

I finished off the applique on the last one on Friday night. I tried something new and decided to do back basting for the applique. It worked pretty well and I could see using it in a couple of other projects.... like the last two applique middles on the Lori Smith Quilt Blocks I worked on last year.
This block is week 47 - Heroine's Crown.

This is a shot of all 49 of my Grandmothers choice blocks. I purchased a tan flowery print for the sashings and hope to play with the letters on my machine sometime in the next couple of weeks and try and get the block names printed onto the sashing. The cornerstones will just be various prints cut from my stash of the fabrics used in the blocks. I think it will need a medium and then darker border around the outside.... hopefully from stash. This sew along has been so much fun and very informative. Although the more I look at the picture it may change...... you just never know!

Now I need to go supervise the kids weeding my garden for replanting. I sent them out ahead so I could finish the dishes and this post. Then it will be grocery shopping and pool time.


  1. All of the blocks look stunning! Quite an accomplishment! Can't wait to see the quilt with the sashings and border. ~Jeanne

  2. The blocks look amazing! I love all the purple.

  3. Yay for finishing! I'm in the process of hand-stitching my Sunflower block, then I have to machine blanket-stitch the raw edges of my Heroine's Crown. Thinking I will use sashing and cornerstones, too. I'll be watching yours evolve, as mine won't get worked on for a few more weeks. Your colors are going to look so amazing together!

  4. WOW! Deb! It looks awesome with all the blocks laid out! You did a great job on the applique!

  5. Wow, that's going to be a spectacular quilt! I can't wait to see it when it's all assembled.