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....


  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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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