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Monday, December 2, 2013

Well I Meet My Goal

By: Karen

I so want to get my Red and Green Traditional Applique quilt finished by the end of the year.  But can I?  That is the question!  The final border is in sight Smilethis is a big quilt though and the blocks are a good 18 inches if I remember right.  The border is at least 10 or 12 inches wide.  It has been so long since I made the top that I don’t remember the dimensions anymore except it ends at 100 x 100.


I love these blocks – but the little round circles and all the applique is tedious to quilt around each piece.


And then of course the grid takes forever as well – 3/4 inch – I know some do at 1/2 or even a 1/4 not for me – I want to get done.



I worked on this section last night


On to the border edge today and then I can roll it down again and I think this time the full border will be in sight at the end of the frame.  Maybe I can get done by the end of the month – one can always try.


  1. Just wonderful, all that handwork. The is such a lovely quilt. Good luck in getting it finish, it is a work of art.

  2. I'll just bet you meet your goal. You seem to be pretty tenacious! I think a 3/4" is just right! Looks great!

  3. It is beautiful. I hope you show more pic's as you go along, and of course of the final project no matter when it gets completed.

    1. Jacqueline if you go to my personal blog you will see a lot of step by step photos that I posted over there - link at my name at the top of the post.

  4. thanks all - I am trying to get it done - I really want to say I quilted two queen size quilts in a year two years running :)

  5. Great work Karen! You get more done than anybody else I know!!

  6. That is beautiful! If you are tired of looking at it by the time you finish, just let me know - heehee.

  7. The way you are going .... you will meet your goal. I'm cheering you on!!!

  8. The way you are going .... you will meet your goal. I'm cheering you on!!!

  9. thanks - I think I will be hanging on to this one :)

  10. Wow, just stunning! Such a treasure with all the handwork!


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