Last night I appliqued the last piece onto my Civil War Bride Quilt. I've been working on it since 2010. It is exciting to finally finish the top. I want to handquilt it so it will still be awhile before it is completely finished.
I used the Threadbear pattern for most of the blocks but designed my own borders. What a wonderful project it has been to work on.
This was a fun block to do! I know those birds sure wish they could see what they are eating! I've been thinking of using a black yarn with a candle wicking type knot and add white, gold, or brown for pupils. Any suggestions?
...with cherries and apples to enjoy! I've made the fringe on the tablecloth to match the red and gold paisley print. It took a bit of time--but I'm pleased with the results! Now--onto the double bird eating some apples!
Here is a picture of the last block I worked on. Block #11 - the Robin. It's the 16th block that I've made. Since my CWB quilt has been in process for about 4 1/2 years, and helping raise my grandson is competing with completing it per the pattern, I've been weighing my options. I've decided to call it good, and start on the borders. The second picture is a possible layout for the 16 blocks. I'd love your feedback.
I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted a picture. I've been kind of distracted by the care of our baby grandson so my quilting has slowed down significantly this year. He is such a joy that I don't really mind though. I've only made a little bit of progress on my CWB quilt. It's motivating to see that there are still several who are working on their CWB quilt - hopefully it will help me keep at it too.