I got my top section completed and all done!! I know the top is ragged, but I'm leaving it until the whole quilt top is done...it will make trimming easier with no miss cuts.
I got all the embroidery done on the sections and I already put all the button eyes on the quilt. I know most say never do it before quilting, but I'm very careful when I quilt and I also plan to quilt in the ditch anyway with hand quilting added for some of the appliqued blocks. There's no problem of buttons appearing in the seams!
Close-up of the left side....
and the right side.
It's a wonderful quilt and I know that some people get overwhelmed when seeing the whole quilt and get scared. Don't think about the whole quilt at once. Just pick one block, read the directions and start slow. I know the instructions are a bit crude to some who are used to being lead by the hand with most patterns, but these patterns are this way so you can add your own personality to the design. As long as YOU like the way it looks...it's perfect! I'm moving on to get all the rest of the economy blocks done for the right side and the houses and stuff so I can get done and start quilting!!
***Now, I am no longer over at the other blog centered around doing this quilt...after all as Beth pointed out, it's her blog, and I certainly have other things I could be doing with my time. SO looky right over on the top of the right sidebars section and you will see the link to the Sweet Land of Liberty Quilt Tips Page!*** Everything is still right there as it was and has been.
I'll explain my reasons for removing myself from the blog as well as anything contributed by me later.