Wednesday, August 3, 2011

BTCT Updated

I've done the "hump" block, that was block # 13.  Now I only have 12 more to go and then I can work on the borders.  Hmm, maybe I could work on one border, then a block, then a border....etc.  This will keep the momentum going and I won't get dragged down in doing 4 large borders one after another.  I'll keep that thought in mind once all the blocks are posted.
Here is what I have so far.
It was hard to impossible to get the 4th row completely in the photo, this is also a block with a pot.

I'm loving this project, I'm staying on task, my applique skills have grown by leaps and bounds.  I still keep thinking "hand quilting" on this, and I know for sure that I will be keeping this quilt for myself.
What did you work on that stretched your skills? 
Sharon

9 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

All of your blocks are gorgeous! Your applique work is amazing :)

Nancy said...

You are doing a beautiful job. Where are the border patterns. I must have missed them. I know they have lots of cherries.

Janet O. said...

These beautiful blocks are calling for hand quilting IMHO, or at least some amazing machine quilting!
My "stretch" is a double wedding ring quilt I started a couple of years ago--ran into a snag when I couldn't get enough of one of the fabrics. Finally found it online, but I'd lost my momentum. It sits in my cupboard. I need to get it out--all of the arcs are pieced and everything else is cut. I just need to sew it all together.

Brandie said...

WOW, wow, wow, I am trying really hard not to get sucked into this one. Your blocks are amazing!
Everyday I learn something new every quilt. A lot of it at the machine, my biggest weakness.

Lori said...

Lookin' great Sharon!!

Mimi said...

Your blocks look SO good together. I, too, can't wait for this quilt to come together. It is definitely a keeper. Like your idea of border, block, border, block. Either way, it will be one quilt that we will finish for sure.

Ann Champion said...

I LOVE your blocks! They look fabulous together..or seperately. A good measure to indicate that you're making something really special. :)

My biggest challenge was a Princess Feather in modern Kaffe type prints. It had borders with a lot of applique and doing that last border was a challenge. I kind of "hit the wall" on repeating everything by the time I got to it. If you do some of the work on the borders as you go, I think it will be less boring?

liz said...

Your blocks look good together. It's nice to see them all out. It's going to be a huge quilt when it's finished. I am glad you're going to keep it. You will be the one to really appreciate it, especially if you're planning to hand quilt

Belinda said...

Wow, you really are making progress!
Oh My, only 12 more to go!!!!! We'll be cheering you on!!