Progress has been made with Hearts & Wreaths, I trimmed the blocks then sewed them together. Now all I need to do is applique the borders, sew them to the center then I'm ready for hand quilting!
Unfortunately it will probably be at least a year before those borders are finished.
The center will hang on the display wall to keep my enthusiasm going for the borders. I won't be able to use a large part of the display wall but that's ok. I smile every time I look at the blocks.
I started appliqueing the blocks for Hearts & Wreaths in August 2021. The pattern can be found in issue #138 of Quiltmania magazine. Here is a link to my first post about Hearts & Wreaths. I had originally planned to make my quilt larger by appliqueing 25 blocks instead of 20 but I changed my mind.
I've adjusted to my basement sewing room, I love all the space! I had several friends come for a sew day in early November, they loved all the space too and were impressed with the lighting!
The basement heating works fine, I'm not cold at all.