I don't purposely set easy goals to complete but again I've finished my One Monthly Goal way before the end of the month. You just never know how long a project is going to take.
The circles have replaced the embroidery, the blocks have been squared to size and the center is complete! I am very excited.
When I return home from Arizona, I'll start prepping the borders. I had planned to make the vine be straight. I guess the reason I thought that way was because, even though the original border is zig-zag, the vine was straight.
Lynne Stucke left a kind comment saying "May I very quietly suggest you rethink straight vines on the borders? That would create quite a bit of straight and box-like empty space in a visually full, curvy quilt. Of course, you could always fill it with beautiful hand quilting . . . But, maybe a curved vine (as opposed to the zig-zag) might be more visually pleasing to you? Just a thought. The changes you've already made are absolutely fantastic, so who do I think I am to make any (though well-meant) suggestions???"
What a wonderful idea. I've been visualizing this all week and I won't have the stick flower in the corner. So, as of now, I'm going to have a lovely vine. Thanks for the suggestion Lynne.
I haven't forgotten about my blue churn-dash quilt; the quilt has been marked. I'm going to be using a wool batt. The batt has been removed from the packaging and unfolded. I lightly spritzed it with water to help it relax. A week on the bed should soften the kinks. Quilting will commence when I return home.
I'm leaving Monday, February 13th for a fun filled week visiting our daughter and son-in-law in warm sunny Arizona. She has some special activities planned. Actually, just experiencing 7 consecutive days of sunshine will be exciting. I will return home the following Monday. Until my next post, Happy Stitching!
Linking to - Finished or Not Friday, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Love Laugh Quilt, One Monthly Goal