I worked more than 3 years , the center was lost for several month, i started a new one, found the fist center again and went on with the first when i found it back.
The red background was bought at Joann's in Houston with a huge discount, so i bought ten yards.
Roughly a yard and a half are left over, as i appliquéd a border from the same fabric.
The paper hexagons mesure half an inch, and were baught from PAPERPIECES.com in bulk, that means 1700 pieces if i remember well...
So accurate those pieces that i consider too boring to make them myself.
I used them again and again, and hardly a few were thrown away.
The border from the original antique quilt was quite different as you see on the pic, but i don't like the sharp points, so opted for the more discrete small red border.
I've ordered a dark brown backing with oak leaves, and i'm waiting anxiously to start the quilting.
There will be no batting, i want the quilt to stay flat.
Only the red fabric will be quilted .
What more can i say?
These three years brought joy and scary moments and i recognise them in the flowers.
Last but not least, i thank Annemarie, Nicole and Joelle for their help by giving me small pieces of fabric, which helped greatly to get an endless variety.
I had all sorts of encouragement from many people,also non quilters.
I count my blessings for knowing them.
Will try to show you more of the kind. Have all a happy weekend, and thank you for passing by .
Will V in Paris
On the last pic you see how the border is fixed, time consuming but easy peasy, the paperpieces were pulled out in the very last moment.