11/9/11

More Progress

Today I'm feeling so much more affection for the center panel of the Checkerboard Flowers quilt.  To be honest, it had the distinction of being the most disliked project on my to-do list.  After working on it for the past two days, it was only in slightly better stead.  Today, however, I'm feeling much better about it.


New today are the cone flowers, the bluebells, the vase, and the sunflower leaves.  These went on relatively easily, and I even found that I could disregard the wax paper template I've been working with.  As it stands, most of the flowers are in place now.  There are just three large flowers left to place across the bottom which will cover most of the vase.  Starting at the left, there is a large chrysanthemum, then a peony in the middle, and a sunflower on the right.  Then there are two more fallen leaves and that . . . is . . . it!  Well, except for all the top-stitching.  That will be simple compared to what I've done so far.

It's all going to work out, I think.  As is usually the case, when I'm dreading doing something as much as I have dreaded this, it almost always turns out to be less dreadful than I anticipated.  Maybe that is the function of dread.  What do you think?

9 comments from clever and witty friends:

MareeR said...

The hard work will be worth it in the end - this will be a beautiful quilt.

LynCC said...

It's really shaping up!

WoolenSails said...

A lot of catching up to do, you have been busy and making a lot of beautiful pieces. Those flowers are amazing, beautiful applique work.

Debbie

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Looks better everyday. You have reason to be proud of your handiwork, Barbara, you generate gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

That center panel is lookg great. I'm not one for applique, so I admire anyone who even attempts it.

I think you are right about how dread works. It's usually not as bad as you think it will be, unless you have a deadline!

Dana Gaffney said...

It's looking beautiful. Good for you for keeping at it. If I don't like what I'm doing it usually turns into a UFO or RIP.

Cherise said...

It's really looking beautiful! I'm glad you're enjoying the process more. I really makes it easier. Thanks for sharing! Have a Great Day! :)

quiltzyx said...

Isn't it amazing what just doing it accomplishes? It's looking near fabulous already.

Anne said...

Wow! What a detailed project. I am so behind reading posts to my favorite blogs, so I found your first entry to see what you've done so far. Love the vase and flowers. Looks like you're on a roll.