Friday, January 23, 2009
Well, I've finally finished all the blocks, tris and kites of my Dear Jane Civil War reproduction quilt! I started this project in November of 2004, so it seems like I've been working on it forever and ever!! It has given a wonderful sense of accomplishment, though, knowing that I now can hand-piece, appliqué and do many other things I would never have dreamt of doing five years ago! Er, like completing a quilt-top with 225 blocks in it???!!
I am currently piecing the borders and cutting the outer muslin sashings so that I can finally prepare this project for quilting. I'll be using Hobbs wool batting with a plain muslin backing. There will be scallops on the outer edges, completed by a narrow bias binding in an emerald shade.
Have a wonderful weekend!