3/23/12

All Blocks Finished!

Oh my gosh!  I never thought I would get here, but I have all the blocks finished for the Home is Where the Heart is quilt.  Today, I put the finishing touches on December's block, including embroidering the reigns onto the reindeer and sewing the buttons on the tummies of the gingerbread men.


Do you have trouble sewing buttons on straight?  I sure do.

Once I had that finished, I laid all the blocks out on my design floor.  This quilt is going to be well worth all the time I've put into it.  It is going to be so much fun to see it all finished.


Laying it all out on the floor like this caused me to dismiss any ideas I had about free motion quilting it on my domestic sewing machine.  It's very large with just the blocks, and it still has about 12 inches in the three borders I need to sew onto it.

Now I'm ready to start shopping for fabric for the back.  I'm hoping to have the blocks sewn together and the first border on this weekend.  The second border is made up of log cabin blocks, and so I'll need to make those blocks before I can finish it up.

Almost there.  I am so glad.  This is my oldest and longest-running project ever.

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20 comments from clever and witty friends:

Rachel said...

They are AWESOME!!!!

make.share.give said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for showing us the whole gang together. So much work!

Diane Wild said...

Those blocks are wonderful. What a sense of accomplishment.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Beautiful! I didn't realize how nice it would look all together.

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of blocks and a lot of beautiful appliqué. I never sew my buttons on straight, but I like them a little off, makes it more fun.

Debbie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How fun to see all of them together! I think I would leave this one to a long armer too - 3 more borders - big quilt.

hafza said...

Beautiful work Barbara! Lovely quilt I would say when everything done...

Sallie said...

I love your quilt! This is great!

Anita in Florida said...

I'm working on the same quilt for a number of years now!! I have 6 done. I am going to FMQ in sections...each block is layered with batting and backing...I haven't done any FM YET..but I think it will work out ok. Your's is looking great...wish I was where you are..........lol

Terry said...

Beautiful, I can only imagine the amount of time and work it took to do all those blocks!!!

Teresa said...

If your beautiful quilt needs a home you can send it to me. I have a big blank wall to hang it on. LOL

~ Julie ~ said...

Oh my gosh! This is the cutest thing ever!!! I'm fairly new to following your blog - what is this pattern??? I would love to make one of these . . . at least add it to my bucket list! :) You sure do beautiful work!!! I can't wait to see it all finished!

Kate said...

Looks wonderful. Congrats on getting all the blocks done. You've really been knocking out the UFOs the last couple of years.

quilt happy said...

love your christmas blocks

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Applause! Applause! I'm excited for you to finish it! It'll be sooo worth the wait!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Job well done! The blocks are all so cute.

Quilter In Paradise said...

So cute! And lots of work! Congrats on getting them all finished
Beth in Dallas

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It would also work great as 12 mini quilts, not just as one large quilt.

Sarah said...

I thought the block you were working on was great but all 12 together are STUNNING!

LynCC said...

This is awesome, Barbara!! :D and yeah - I sure do have trouble keeping buttons straight.