I finished quilting it yesterday and got all the threads trimmed off today. I'm naming it "Baskets of Blue" which was suggested to me by Rebecca in AK. Thanks, Rebecca! I took a bunch of pictures, but only two of them turned out very good. I'm not very good at "arranging" photos!
I'm so happy to have this quilt finished (always feel this way when finishing a quilt). It took 1 1/2 years from start to finish. I plan to hang it in the living room of our new house.
I'm glad that I did a whole appliquéd quilt and now I feel that I don't need to avoid all appliqué. I think someday I might want to do something like a Jan Patek quilt (I already have one of her wall hanging as a UFO).
Thanks for all the encouragement as I went through this process.
Last week I attended a quilters' guild meeting and the speaker was Rachel Greco, from Grandma's Attic Quilt Shop in Dallas, OR. She presented a lecture concerning Isaac Singer and the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Very interesting! Rachel loves history and she makes it come alive. I plan to visit the quilt shop soon to participate in a shop hop of 13 quilt shops around Oregon. What better way to get to know the area?