Saturday, April 21, 2012

Making progress

Here is the next step - this is what happened to those cute little 3/4" hst's.  Aren't they sweet??  Since I'm re-creating this quilt just by looking at a picture in a book, I'm not sure how the original quiltmaker made these blocks in 1860, but I appliqued them down.  Seems to have done the trick.
You can get an idea of how the center medallion part will look like.  I just love watching this grow.  I decided on just using 2 fabrics for the center blocks.  I will use a single fabric for the corner triangles and the border.
This project really has been such a learning curve for me with this fussy applique.  I'm so used to doing folk art applique where it doesn't matter how wonky it gets.  There are still some wonky parts to this and they are staying in!!
Hope you all have a great weekend.


Vivian said...

Watching your progress is fascinating, Karen. You're going to be so proud of this project when it's done. Moving right along!

Kathie said...

oh I am loving this your going such a great job, I LOVE this quilt, I am so impressed.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

GASP! you ARE AMAZING!! beautiful beautiful!!

Barb said...

looks great and I like your background choice!