This week I had major catch up to do on this quilt. Each Tuesday I would get the majority of a block done during the day. Once school pick up comes then things got put on hold until the evenings once the kids were in bed. I'd usually sit down and catch myself up so I was ready to start a new block the following week. At some point over the weekend I'd try to do the prep for the upcoming block. Well, that didn't happen for the last week or two, everything got put aside and didn't get picked back up. I don't mind, my family has to come first, but I think I got myself caught up today. I managed to finish up a few blocks that weren't completed, fused on all my flowers and tree trunks, AND completed my block. It helps that I bathed the kids earlier today, and all the kids were tired tonight and happened to cooperate at bed time, and that hubby had a business meeting and I had a quiet, peaceful house. That rarely happens! Technically I should be one more block ahead, but hey, I'm cuttin' myself some slack! Here's a few pics....
This block is fairly straight forward. The blocks are called Friendship Stars. Each block uses 13 pieces for a grand total of 39 pieces in this completed block.
This block is the 'Shops Block'. Each shop in this block will get a sign appliqued to it. The 3 names of the shops are: Dry Goods, Antiques, and Grocery. This completed block has a grand total of 50 pieces.
Here it is! This is the progress so far! I can't believe how it's coming together. It is truly a labour of love. I think I'm safe in saying that approx. 3/4 of the top of the quilt is done. I think that for the first time ever I will look into having this professionally quilted by my friend Rhonda.
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Tomfoolery by Ree
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