Oh my. Is anyone else doing this fabulous Joseph's Coat Quilt-Along from Kellie at Don't Look Now??? I have been at this for a while as a baby quilt for my new nephew (now 6 months old...oh my...).
I have to admit it has not been an easy project for me. First of all, I broke my rule and let my sister see it in progress in February. Sometimes it takes all the wind out of my sails when I do a partial reveal. Then the cat turned over my tea cup and I ended up having to re-make a few circles (since I glue my edges under, I couldn't plunge the pieces under the water to get the tea stain out of the bright white background). Then I bled on one and didn't realize it until it was too late for my spit to remove the stain...had to re-do that one too.
Somehow I managed to finish all the little whole and half circle blocks...now to put them together so that the pattern is continuous. I don't have a picture of that for you yet as it looks like A COMPLETE MESS!!! I'm following the tutorials, but it is awkward folding the excess background out of the way in order to connect the circles in a continuous pattern...bulky, bulky, bulky.
I think it is going to work eventually, but I am very clumsy trying to do the hand applique with the weight of all that excess, folded-out-of-the-way background fabric...especially when trying to get those 6 little points to meet PERFECTLY. I may need to do some pre-mature trimming...
I got really spoiled by the ease of hand-appliqueing all the little circle blocks...la-tee-da! Then I hit the wall, which I will push over...at some point. I'm feeling the pressure of Asa possibly being in second grade before he gets this quilt!!
I will show progress on how it is going together next time...until then, off to work at the quilt shop!