This project has taken way too long. It was supposed to be a graduation gift for a friend’s daughter. I really wanted to make this pattern, and tried to make the pieces from an old Better Homes & Gardens publication. The kind that had a grid with the templates that you had to enlarge yourself. That didn’t go so well.
This disappointment set me on a search for a better pattern. I am not a paper or foundation piecer. I haven’t quite gotten the hang of how it works. (I’ll take a class one of these days.) Those were pretty much all that I was finding until I stumbled on to the Marti Michell site. She has great acrylic templates and they really work! So, after ordering the pieces necessary to make up the block, I was set.
I forgot how much cutting was involved in making a Queen sized quilt. I made a good start, and then the farm & life kind of side tracked me. I would work on it in spurts. I put a huge dent in it on our “Girls Weekend” in January and pretty much just had the rows to assemble. This time it was the ATWQB blocks that were hanging me up. I had quite a few of them to complete and get on their way.
Now the top is done! I have to pack it up and ship it out for quilting. It is too big for my small work space, and I really want to give it to her soon! Perhaps a graduation anniversary quilt?!?!
Almost a finish!