04 August, 2011

A Mighty Fortress...

... soon to be surrounded by vines and berries!
All the pieces (minus the outer borders) are pinned in place on the design wall. The Fortress Star is the center block and the newest addition to my Southern Album. I decided to use a lighter, brighter background fabric for this section (translation: I ran out of what I had!) and have replaced the outside setting triangles to match and reflect this change... the good news from my unfortunate lack of planning is this: I like it! The vine (r) is the first of four sections that will gently wrap around the bold and graphic center block, (you can see where it will go!), I have spent today prepping all the pieces, my idea for beating the heat; however, hours spent over the very hot iron may have been counter-intuitive! Each of these sections will contain eleven berries... (44 total!) I can't wait to see this come together now. Like a book that's too good to put down, now that I am on the homestretch it's just too much fun to stop myself; I'm already planning out how I'm going to quilt this one! It only took me a few years to get here, but who's counting?
Life is Good!
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18 comments:

Patchwork Penguin said...

It looks lovely!!! Can't wait to see it finished!

Anne Heidi said...

it is so beautiful!

LizA. said...

Indeed! I love the little touches of blue. See, good things do come to those who wait...

Janet O. said...

What a beautiful collection of blocks! I enlarged the pic and studied each one. The colors and designs are so delightful--makes me grin! Wonderful job!

Becky G said...

Oh so lovely! and I know how much work it is! Congrats & thanks for the inspiration!

JCnNC said...

Slow and easy goes it - a masterpiece is never born in a hurry. Looking good. Judy C

regan said...

That vine is going to be perfect on this gorgeous quilt! Lovely!

Nane said...

Wow you are in the homestretch now...ready for our next quilt show in March?

Barb said...

Oh this is so pretty, I am anxious to see the finished quilt. Interesting how it can be too hot outside to iron clothes BUT never to hot to enjoy the tedious ironing on a quilt... the true sign of a dedicated quilter, love it!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! Glad your unintentional choice turned out for the best :)

lindsey said...

This is so amazing, you do such beautiful work and I look forward to seeing it completed.

Quilt Hollow said...

What a beauty so far!!!!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Gorgeous!! I can't wait to see it all done!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous and fantastic! These kind of results are well worth the wait ... enjoy the rest of the journey!

Jeanne said...

Oh, it's a stunner! I usually fly by the seat of my pants on a project. It works out somehow in the end. :-)

Salem Stitcher said...

It is gorgeous! I hope it will be hanging in the show in March!

KaHolly said...

"Like a book that's too good to put down" - so aptly described. It's going to be just beautiful! You've put so much work into it. ~karen

M and M plus 3 said...

Oh I really like the strip your using for the vine! It's going to be gorgeous.