Friday, December 16, 2022

Making a Happy Plate

It is not a finish... but I am so close!  I see the end is near and I don't want to lose my momentum, so this is just a really quick update.

Like eating an elephant one bite at a time... slow and steady is how I have managed to get this quilt as far as I have... 

Stitch in the ditch was the first step and then the plates and centers outlined...  followed by the cut lace tablecloth sections being outlined.

Next was the narrow border with leaves and the final border with big feathers...

I have 8 setting half-square triangles and the 4 corners to quilt, and it will be ready for the binding (which has already been cut and pressed and ready to go). Once done, I will have successfully made a happy plate. 😂 

With fingers crossed and my prayers whispered, I believe this will be ready for delivery this weekend!

Gotta run...

Keep Piecing!


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  1. This is a very happy plate! I consider quilts done quite a few times during the process. You will cross the finish line very soon - considering the binding is already made - and not too many “blocks” to quilt.

  2. you're so close and it looks so good! It's beautiful!

  3. Just beautiful! I think you’re going to make it.


  4. How exciting! It is so beautiful, it must be a joy to sew on.

  5. Great choice of quilting motif for the half square triangles. Cheering you on to a timely finish.

  6. Hi Melva, looking good! Good luck (p.s. you can post more than once on Free Motion Mavericks)

  7. its going to be FABULOUS!!! Must! keep! Working!!! Go yoU!!!

  8. Wow! So lovely. Your perseverance has paid off.

  9. So pretty, and so close to finish it! Fingers crossed ;)