I just finished putting this top together yesterday. we started working on this in class in March, 2013. we worked almost 4 months just on the middle basket. learning a lot of different flowers and leaves and things.
I am happy to have this out of the UFO pile ..... of course, now it is in the to-be-quilted pile...but i am ok with that.
It is 106" square. and it seems the border on the right side is a bit too large...seems to be waving. i will have to take that off and readjust. i measured them all and i don't think any 2 sides were the same. haha
This was fun and we learned a lot of new techniques...but it took a looong time.
I enjoyed the applique blocks
Silohettes of the 3 children that died...and Abe. they were a bit tricky.
Tracing the eagles on the corner blocks was a challenge without a light box. took me forever. i will quilt over them....but maybe not ALL the lines.
I made these sets of blocks when we got the instructions....then, a couple of classes later, she decided to use different blocks. i kept the ones i had.
Also, about 2/3 of the way through the quilt, our teacher decided to make hers on black background. that will look very cool when she is finished with it.
I might get this one quilted soon.....i have some ideas for it. oh, the last border was supposed to have scallops appliqued on it....with bows. i skipped that part all together. i plan on drawing out the scallops and just quilting them in. i am ready to be done with this one.