I'm not missing in action......I've just been busy creating. The center section of Emilie Elizabeth is now ready for the final stitching.
I auditioned many fabrics, and here's the winning combination of colors for the flower. All of the fussy cutting is definitely worth the extra effort. There wasn't a green in this fabric line, so I went with the gold for the leaves and the stems for an interesting look.
All of the setting triangles are sewn together along with all of the other components of this quilt. I haven't worked on an applique project in months. It feels good to take needle in hand and sit and stitch.
Family is arriving for the Labor Day weekend, summer's last hurrah. My goal was to have the quilt to this point before their arrival, because I know I won't touch this while grandkids are in the house. We have more important things to do, like look for bugs under rocks, play ping pong, go to the lake, and hike in the woods. Not to mention have the little kids help me in the kitchen. Pancakes always taste best when fixed by a 6-year-old!