Monday, September 17, 2012

Fleur-de-lis Blocks From My Forever Project

Amazing.  Even during a seriously long weekend that was jam packed with family stuff, I still managed to squeeze in enough time to finish 19 Fleur-de-lis blocks!  I had two little nephews that kept trying to help me out too.  I let them experiment with my snippers while their momma was gone.  Yep, they cut thread.  Nope, they don't cut fabric very well do they?  hehe  
Fleur-de-lis blocks
Earlier in the week I cut the plain fabric squares, setting triangles and all the pieces for the 9-Patch squares.  Then I sewed the 9-Patch blocks together and prepped all the applique pieces for the Fleur-de-lis blocks.
Prep work for 9-Patch & applique blocks
There are a couple extra 9-Patch blocks, but I want to have some options whenever I actually put the quilt top together.  I am still a little nervous about the DARK element in this quilt with all of the lovely blues and greens.*wink
9-Patch blocks for random placement
In November, I will have been working on this quilt (off & on) for three years.  Wowsers!  The end is almost in sight!  So many memories in the making of this quilt.  I highly recommend a forever project for everyone!  I am the late one linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching again.  The work gets done but I don't go anywhere near my computer on some Sundays....

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful Audrey I know this forever quilt the baskets by BBD. I have just started mine and have prepped 35 baskets in the last 2 days to applique while out and about. You are right it will be filled with memories, I am diggin into my scrap barrels and using all the fabric from them, I hope to have some reduction so that I can make more scraps!

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  2. I have a couple "forever" projects too. I keep thinking I should just give them away and be done with them.

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  3. Love your forever project. I need to get a hand piecing one for next year.... I'm having fun looking around for ideas.

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  4. I wanted to throw a party when my version of this top was done. I enjoyed the process but my version of this quilt is in the one and done pile. Have fun with yours. I did mine all in fall colors.

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  5. Amazing how much hand work you got done on your forever project! It will be so exciting seeing it come together! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  6. I have a few 'forever projects' maybe all of mine are?
    Love your progress!

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  7. Oh, I just love the colors in this one. I just stopped by and am now going to check out some of the baskets. Can't wait to see this together!

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