The 25th block of the Pastor's Attic quilt is finished!
This is a great feeling of accomplishment. The applique process for this quilt started in November 2015.
Here are all the blocks in their layout. I've been switching them around and I think this is the way they will be sewn together. I am going to turn the top corner blocks so the vase is on the outside and the two side basket on their side. You'll see what I mean when they're sewn together.
That bright light on the left side of the quilt is a natural phenomena that has occurred occasionally this winter. It's called sunshine.
I've arranged my blocks differently than they are in the original quilt. I made some of the blocks light so I've tried to distribute them through the quilt.
I've started changing the french knots for circles. When the circles are finished, I'll trim the blocks to size, then sew them together.
A commenter asked me what my next applique project is going to be. Well . . . after I get these blocks sewn together, there are borders to be appliqued. The work on this quilt isn't finished yet.
I don't like the zig-zag of the border applique in the book, so I will simplify my applique and make it straight. I'm thinking maybe 3 sections on each side.
I do want flowers in the corners but I don't think the stems will be as long as the picture. But I'm not sure about that, I'll do the vine/leaves/flowers first.
I had thought about making a narrow red HST border before the outside border, but I've decided not to. I like the gentle simplicity of the background fabric.
As you can see, there is plenty of applique in my future to post about on upcoming Sundays. I hope you haven't grown too tired of this quilt. I will be exceedingly happy if the top is completed (but not quilted) by the end of this year. Thanks for following along on this journey.
Linking to - Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Em's Scrapbag, Love Laugh Quilt, Fiber Tuesday, Esther's Wednesday WOW!, My Quilt Infatuation, Finished Or Not Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict