I made it! The first time I have been able to keep up with a stitch-a-long all the way through. I'm loving seeing all the other versions. So many girls have been able to meet the deadline, which is great.
September was the month in which our quilt tops were to come together. Lots of 2 inch squares to cut – like 400 of the little beggars, as well as another row of pink.
At the beginning of the month I was very good, cutting some each day and then piecing them into two patches and nine patches. My little fabric baskets came into their own.
Then I seemed to stagnate. I think I was worried that they wouldn’t fit. After reading the pattern and realising that I had to trim the quilt after the previous border was attached, everything came together nicely.
It was fun working out the placement. Joey was a great help. He’s not usually allowed anywhere near a quilt that is being worked on, but it was a little hard to do anything about it when the quilt was on the floor.
Here we are with the first border attached.
Next to trim down all the appliqué blocks. Measure twice, cut once. All good. Here they are attached. I was pleased that no two of the same blue background ended up next to each other.
Finally, last night I attached the last two borders. So, in what seems to be my usual style, the month’s progress was completed with one day to spare.
I’m really happy with how it has turned out. It is much brighter than it thought it would be, as quite a few of the fabrics are fairly dark.
I’m also happy that then entire top is made from scraps and from my stash. No fabric was bought. Mind you, it doesn’t seem to have made much of a difference in my fabric piles.
Now I have to give my friendly quilter a call to arrange to have it quilted. The end is nigh.
Thanks so much to Chooky and Susan. As I’ve said before, there is no way I would tackle a quilt with this much work without the threat of the whip and the camaraderie of all the other girls working away with me.
And finally, I must mention Anni. Aren’t her designs just awesome. We are so lucky to have her in our midst.