The applique blocks for Hearts & Wreaths are 14" finished. The bottom halves of the first row of blocks are completed. Here are closer up pictures of the blocks from the left side border to the right side border.
I've added a picture of the length of the quilt in the frame. Do you see how the diagonal lines of the background quilting of the blocks meet at the block side seams? That makes a design too. I really like the diagonal line for background quilting. I've never seen anyone else use this design but perhaps people think the 3/4" apart lines are too close.
Yes, it's going to be months before this quilt is finished but I'm enjoying myself and it's relaxing!
I watch programs/movies on my Ipad while I stitch. First I binged watched this season of All Creatures on PBS. Then it was all the episodes of Miss Marple on Brit Box, now I'm working through the Poirot episodes on Brit Box.
I normally spend at least 2 hours in the evening quilting.
My amaryllis bulbs have been slow to bloom this winter. This striped peppermint stick is the first one to bloom. It also has another bud which will be opening soon.
I don't keep track of the color of each bulb after it flowers so it's rather exciting to watch them slowly open and see what the flower looks like.