I did complete the largest stitched center block but decided to redesign all the stitchery blocks and start all over again after seeing Marlene's version of the same quilt which I spoke about HERE. Even though it was a lot of work, I'm so much happier that I decided to make the changes now rather when I was much farther along with the project.
I've completed the perimeter stitching for Block 5...for the second time...and all that's left to do is the center wording and the bumble bees' wings and stripes. I'm hoping to finish that either today or tomorrow after which time I'll be able move on to the next block.
Here's my version and what it looks like now.
Of course it has to be ironed but I won't bother with that until I've completed all the stitching.
This was my first attempt following Leanne's original design.
I'm still deciding which fabric to use for the patchwork part of the quilt but that's something that I won't concern myself with until all the stitched blocks are complete.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are just about at the time when our Fall foliage is at it's prime. There's a chill in the air at night and although we haven't experienced our first frost yet here in the western corner of Nova Scotia, the telltale signs that winter is approaching are definitely around, especially the unmistakeable scent of wood fires burning in stoves everywhere.
Our fire wasn't lit so Frankie and Ollie had to settle for cuddling on "their" wing chair in the den.
They are so hard done by, aren't they?