OK, I can now FINALLY see an end game in this anniversary quilt!
This block, representing Weasley the cat, is the eighth 10-inch block of the twelve that will surround the center square.
I like his little cat feet, desperately trying to keep from falling while climbing...bad little boy!
The color is actually better on the next photo...the flowers are more yellow than orange.
Here is the center, 16-inch block. All the hand applique is now finished on this one and I have a little bit of embroidery yet to do.
I am still learning about the use of flesh-colored fabrics. Steve and I both are paler than pale. The fabric I used on Steve needed to be more like the one I used on me. He is too pale! His arms and head almost disappear on the background fabric. I might have to outline embroider his skin with one strand of floss...
I have decided to embroider minimal facial features on us along with fingers, after much thought and practice.
I may play with the placement of the surrounding blocks after they are all done.
There will be a 2-inch pieced border between the center block and the surrounding blocks, a skinny stop border beyond the surrounding blocks, a 4-inch applique border around the whole thing, followed by a slender outer border.
It should finish right at or right under 60-inches square.
It feels good to finally have some direction on this quilt!
Thanks for all of your encouragement!