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.


TA DA!!! It looks absolutely wonderful! Love it :)
Suzanne said…
It is a beautiful finish!
Karen said…
Your addition of the fleur de lis' border is a good one. Makes an interesting finish that does not overwhelm the blocks in the quilt.
The border is adds a finishing touch without overwhelming the blocks. Great choice!
You have a beautiful quilt it was worth every minute of your time and effort
Quilter Kathy said…
You did a fantastic job on this quilt!
Hope you enjoyed some slow stitching time today!
Janet O. said…
I think it is a beauty, Robin! The border you created is the perfect touch.
Jan said…
This is wonderful! Love when someone changes up a pattern to make it their own.
I absolutely love what you have done--beautiful! It sounds like you have a full orphan block bin now though--lol!
Pam said…
A quilt to be proud of. So lovely.
Lori said…
That turned out very lovely! Nice work!

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