My first block is finally finished with all its little parts. I took this picture outside so the colors are pretty true. The contrast of the pink and red is so pretty and the balance of the green and cheddar is perfect to me.
Here's the book that started it all.
And here's the picture of the block that jumped out at me and said "Make me!". I don't know much about the maker except that she made this quilt in 1860. Imagine if she was my age when she made this, she would have been born in 1800!! I feel such a connection to this woman and her quilt that I have named my quilt Jubilee Tribute.
To think I started from this just a few weeks ago, and I've ended up with this is so satisfying.
There are more blocks coming. I am trying to spend these weeks while I'm looking for work to get as much done as I can. Having time to spend on this hand applique has been therapy for me. I will always look back on this quilt and remember this time.
Have a great day.