It was certainly worth it~
When I started the 1857 QAL - I always knew I wouldn't last making all 64 blocks. I figured I'd make 32 and then put in an alternating block.
I made a uneven 9-patch block and didn't like it at all. I made a square in a square block and it didn't do anything for the appliqued blocks so I put it into the orphan box.
I then decided to make tiny (2") shoo-fly blocks to use as sashing between all the squares. It turned out to be too busy and I lost the cute secondary pattern that is created by all the diamonds in the corners.
So when I finished 30 blocks I decided that was enough. I made 22 side fleur de lis' and 4 corner fleur de lis' to finish off the border. It measures 62" X 72".
At the beginning of the year I needed something to fill all the long waiting hours at the cannery where I volunteer. This was a perfect project. The only problem is that I have two more months at the cannery and my project is done. (As all of you know, that isn't really a problem, there is always another project waiting - ha!)
I really enjoyed participating in this QAL. Thanks to Gay Bomers at Sentimental Stitches for all her work in providing the free patterns.
I'm linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.