Since you haven't heard a peep out of me in days, you were probably thinking I was slacking off again. Not to worry, I was working on Prairie Flower. The center is finished.....now the three borders are on tap for this week's to-do list.
I have been machine appliqueing all of the leaves and red flowers on the squares, (which is about as interesting as watching paint dry), so I didn't post pictures of the entire process. Toward the end, I did get pretty fast at the machine applique. Yesterday morning, Mazey woke me up at 5am, and I completed the final 28 leaves and flowers before breakfast. (And no, we didn't eat at noon!) In the afternoon, after a break to watch our grandson play Flag Football, I stitched the rows together.
My sister Gail made all of the 28 blocks for me for the pieced border! So all I need to do is.....you'll see soon. The fabrics I used in this quilt are called Conestoga Crossing by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics. Check out Pam's blog HERE.
Today I have a bunch of orders to mail and computer work to complete before I can start in on the pieced border. Since I'm still nursing my leg back to health, I haven't been very attentive in the housework department. Mr. Joe has been doing yeomen's duty, but his idea of clean and neat and my idea of clean don't always mesh. Since I can write my name in bold script across every surface in the house, I think it is time to dust!
Spring is just around the corner and that means watching the grand kids play Little League, fast-pitch softball, and flag football. I don't think we will be home on the weekends until the middle of Summer. I wouldn't have it any other way.