I've been working on this quilt called Across the Wide Missouri now for about 3 years. Saw a finished quilt at a show in Springfield, MO and loved it. It's all hand applique work so it takes time, at least for me. When I began the project, I was just learning needle turn applique and I figured by the time I was done that I'd be pretty good. I have improved a great deal but will be the first to admit that I'm still not "good" at it like some of my friends.
hand appliqued blocks
I've been putting it off but finally broke down and started the sashing strips to join them all together. Lots of tedious measuring and cutting and I'll also have to make 47 different flying geese units to add into the sashing. Its not hard work, just tedious.
My long arm quilter runs a 20% off deal during January and February so its a good time to get tops finished and off to her for quilting. I can do them, but its not fun for me and turns into a real chore. This time, I'll write the check.
Happy New Year, blog friends. Let's wish for a happy, healthy New Year for all our friends and neighbors, and then go out and do our darnedest to make sure that happens. Start with a smile today. Y'all take care