I finally finished all of my "flowers"! I only had 20 to make, but it makes a 16 1/2 block and it is my first hand pieced project. I have been working on it since April. I have noticed that my stitches are smaller and faster now than when I started. I put a blue hexie between the flowers to get an idea of size and placement.
This is my UFO #3. http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/12/ufo-2012-list.html
I am only going to put one strip of the blue between each flower, so for now I am going to add the border around every other flower and then re-evaluate after I have laid it out and looked at it. I think this is the order I will keep the flowers. If you see a flower I should move around please let me know. I just spent an hour trying to decide where to put the flowers.
I put a note on each flower where it goes in order and whether or not it gets a border.
I then stacked the ones that get borders in one pile, and a pile for the ones that do not get borders. I have cut enough blue hexies so far for five flowers, so I need to cut five more, although I will need more than that since I will be finishing the quilt with blue hexies all around. I got a new "basket" to carry my quilt in as I work on it. I still have my small pouch to carry in my purse when the basket is inconvenient though.
I wanted to share some pictures of Midnight, the kitten I was taking care of. She has gone back to her owner now, I really miss her! Please excuse my messy carpet, my vacuum was not working, but I found a great one at a yard sale for $10!
I never did hear from the winner of the book The River Rose I sent her 2 emails and she never answered, so I drew a new winner! Actually, Pippi did. I put the pieces of paper on the floor and the one she tried to eat won.
I'll send you an email!
I hope ya'll have a great day!