Seems like I haven't posted about what I'm working on in a while. Here are my large EPP stars. I'm working on setting all the blocks together. There is a lot of steaming and pinning involved.
I love the movement of the birdy toile'. Final inspiration came from a Quilt Engagement Calendar from July (cool coincidence) 1981.
Wish I had this pillar print, but I'm really happy with the large fruity print I had in the stash.
Can this quilt be saved? My oldest quit friends will remember this quit. I started it over 10 years ago.
There are 2 problems with it. I is entirely too big. I saw a quilt like this at an antique booth at Paducah and fell in love it. I mis-calculated the size of the block and it turned out the size of a circus tent - seriously.
I also don't like the border fabric. It is too weak and does not frame the quilt well.
I have already invested a lot of hand quilting (a lot) so I'm keen to save this. I'll be back with updates and raw numbers soon.
Finally, I give myself a Star today for donating blood. I was inspired by my sister-in-law, Nancy, who is a regular giver.
After donating, I was treated to a chocolate donut and a free movie ticket - hooray!!