Did I mention that I can go up and down the stairs now? I have to go slowly, and remember to step up with my good leg, but I can manage it once or twice a day.
It's been three and a half years since I started this project, probably at least three years since I last worked on it.
And I do still want a large version of this quilt, but I don't want to try to make blocks with the scraps I have now that will go with the scraps I had then. I'm sure that I could, but it's not going to happen.
If I finish the quilt with the blocks I have now it'll be 48" square, a decent size for the little guys. All I need to do is find some matching white fabric for the sashing -- not as easy as it sounds, since those white center blocks aren't quite white and have an odd texture. I think I'll be better off taking the blocks apart and replacing it. One way or the other, getting this top done is my project for the week.
I've also got a finish to show off. I found the pattern for this little tree online and had some green scraps and decided to give it a try. Then I liked the tree so much I decided to use it as the center of something bigger. How can a two afternoon experiment turn into what feels like a big commitment?
Now that it's done, I'm very happy with it the way it is. I can always make another tree when and if I decide to tackle that bigger project I dreamed up.
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