Well, here we go! I have been looking forward to creating this quilt for months – today was the day to start! After obtaining the book, I headed straight to the office at the family business to get the pattern pieces copied and enlarged. My father-in-law and husband patiently figured out how to make the copier give me 400% enlargements, and I was on my way! I started cutting out pieces as soon as the Boy went to bed after lunch.
Six hours later, with a break in the middle to make, eat, and clean up dinner, I had nearly all the
squares cut out! Here is what it looks like laid out on the batting – sort of a rough draft of the finished quilt.
And here is the first finished square – whoo-hoo! This is way too much fun. Can you see why I was looking forward to this project so much? The cloth is sooo yummy! And what I love is that each piece has a story. I can hardly wait to tell my daughter about this quilt someday…