Yesterday I finished the hand appliqué on the last border block for the 1857 album quilt. I started this journey in January 2016 as a quilt along with Gay Bomers over at sentimentalstitches.com. She would provide 3-4 blocks for free each month and you just had to copy them off before she released the next set. They are available for purchase now in her store. I kept up until last September.... when life got in the way... and maybe I was a little tired of all the appliqué! I decided to do a 6x6 layout of my 10 inch blocks and picked the last 8 that I needed to get my 36 blocks of the 68 released. I had already started making the border fleur de lis, so continued on with those. Boy, did they take forever at the end! So far - these blocks are all done (oh shoot - one block still needs it's corner peels!) and just need to get sewn into a top - hopefully over this holiday weekend. One of my helpers plunked herself down when I started laying out the top border blocks to supervise the progress. I guess I did ok, since she has not rearranged them on me!
|1857 Album Quilt by VTQuilter 2016/2017. Hand appliqué.|
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