After the encouragement I got when I showed you the little Lemon Tree quilt, I thought I had better find the "mother" quilt and see what stage I really am up to.
Good news! All the main floral blocks are done - all 14 of them. So that is good. Tick! There is one bird missing on one of the blocks, and most of the birds need some embroidery for their legs.
There are 4 stars in the corners, and I have made 3. Good news there as I thought I had only done one or two. I made two on the machine, and one by hand. I think the one I made by hand is the bottom one, and far nicer than the other two, so one more by hand.
Looks like all 4 side baskets are done. Don;t like these baskets. The handles are to high, but they are done. Tick!
3 and a half of the side floral pieces. I will finish that 4th one today, then it looks like only 2 more to go after that. Almost done. There are 4 corner motifs as well, which are just flower heads, so that will not take much time.
Perhaps I should concentrate on getting these pieces finished. This is the first antique quilt I attempted to recreate. I painstakingly drew up all the blocks, from enlarged photo copies of the quilt, then when I was almost done I found that they are all on EQ! How about that? Not fare, but I probably value it more because of all the preliminary work I put into. I went off it a little because of the fabrics I chose. It is all in solids except for the bowls, and I have used Kona cotton, which has wonderful colours, but the fabric is very heavy. I know I will end up with a very heavy quilt. If may be difficult to hand quilt as well.
So there you are - one star to go, and 2 triangle border pieces, and 4 corners. Piece of cake!