Can you see me happy dancing? Did you hear me let out a whoop an hour ago? I am done, done, done with this thing.
Before picture can be found HERE
It is squared up, the biggest problem before I started on it. The borders went together without any problem once I figured out the math. This has been problematic since the beginning since the maker did not follow directions and started with a rectangle. Now 52 x 56 at this point. DJ as usual is not holding it straight --it is NOT crooked or wavy any more.
I used three of the batiks that the maker started with at center and fussy cut one of the rust colored pieces from the batik which has the same green, purple, brown, fuschia, rust and orange-y tones as the center and the applique round. I used the wrong side of the background fabric to tone that one down a bit.
Other than handing it over to the next person with a workable size I hope that I have provided some jump off point for the next round---2 inch finished of your choice of technique follows.
Other than sewing the two remaining blocks and cutting the spacers---I've been up since 6:30. Straightened up the bedroom as I had been more or less dropping anywhere the last four days. Mopped the kitchen floor. Put a turkey breast in the crockpot for our evening meal and just finished feeding my husband his fav meal and cleaning up the kitchen--the Susie Homemaker stuff.
Maybe I'll hand quilt for a bit or go curl up with a good book...........