Have I Run out of Oomph?
Every January I start the new BOM offered by the Quilt Show with enthusisasm.
I pull fabrics and this year I bought backing fabric–a lovely printed linen. It is not a fiber I have used often in the past…mostly hemming napkins.
Each month part of the project is posted and I work away at it.
Usually I get behind in late summer—hard to be enthusiastic about sewing when it is 100 plus and I’m looking at hurricane warnings/tropical storms predictions of rainfall.
But late fall I get it together and finish up the blocks.
Here was the last block I needed to finish.
As this is nearly all applique….not my expertise; I decided to do this via machine applique. The block bases are cut too large and then after the applique is completed, trimmed to the proper size.
Here is the quilt top completed.
That block on the top right with the urn is not completed.
I needed a lot more leaves.
I am working on finishing the corner blocks. Because it is so large, it is hand-work project.
I have the backing selected—but have no idea of how I am going to quilt it.
I am ready for a new project!!
I really like the colors you’ve chosen for this. Not quite what one might expect and thus very good. It IS a large project – no wonder you are ready to be done with it!