Wow...two posts from me in one day...it's either feast or famine lately, huh...
I talked earlier (today) about trying to finish this baby quilt for my nephew. I still want to put a skinny light blue border on, followed by another narrow white one, then bind it in white.
What you see was all hand-pieced and hand-appliqued. Once I figured out how to connect all my little circles (that were on square backgrounds...go figure), I ended up appliqueing the whole mess on white borders.
Thanks to Kellie at Don't Look Now for this "adventure" in quilting. Her tutorials were great...I'm just an idiot. I like the name of her blog...I will think of it every time I think about the messy back of this quilt top (as in, "oooo, 'don't look now'...at this messy back side of the top...).
When I get the other little borders on the top, I will show you the back side before I layer it all for the hand-quilting (and hide it all away forever and ever, amen). Now THAT will be a humbling experience for me! I always try so hard to press carefully so the back of my work doesn't look like a train wreck, but joining these round blocks on square backgrounds...let's just say it was like putting a square peg in a round hole.
The important thing is that I pushed through my mental block about this quilt and I will have it finished, layered, quilted, and sent on it's way to little Asa in no time!