I am getting accustomed to what my next 9 weeks will be like, slowly but surely, and whether I want or like it or not. The sad reality is that I will have little to no daytime quilting. My 3 kids are like fleas, always in different locations, and just when you think you might do something productive, they run in demanding something else. If they do come in, I find that they leave behind a path of destruction - toys left here, a shoe there, and the bathroom, Oh Lordy, don't even get me started there. Next week my boys go to a day camp, and I am thinking that I'm going to sign my daughter up too just so I can have a week of peace. I will have a couple of client quilts to then, unless I miraculously get them finished and then I can work on this quilt (or another I have started!).
This picture shows the 24" center on point, as it is in the quilt, with the 4 corner units (making it about 34-35" square) just sitting there. I'm working to finish the ivory and orange appliques before I assemble the unit. Appliquing with a smaller piece is easier than always having a 35" block on one's lap. This is especially true since we have upper 80's coming in 2 days. Yea, the beach is in my future!
Here's a peek at the corner, again, not pressed. I am toying with either trapuntoing the filigree, or running a thick yarn through the applique to help poof it just a little. I'm a bit gun-shy of real trapunto because I snipped my quilt top the one time I did it. That would make me livid. Each of these corners have about 8-10 hours of hand applique beyond the hours spent piecing the star and florette.
Time to look into that daycamp!...my piece of aqua silk arrived so I can get the silk quilt all together.