Yes indeed! My goal was to get this Snow Days to a finished top by the end of February... and here we are... on the 28th... *grin*
I apologize for the crumby pictures... but my yard is a mess from real snow... so these were taken in my living room (on the floor)...
The entire top...
It was Jacque of thedoodlesofmymind blog that brought this pattern to my attention back in 2010. Yes. That long ago! lol! Jacque is an experienced quilter, so she went to her LQS and chose her own fabrics. I had no clue what I was doing, so I signed on to this as a BOM from The Quilted Crow in MA with the thought that having them choose the fabrics for me would make this an easier process. And, it was. I learned so much about how fabrics "play with" the other fabrics once pieced.
Jacque and I started the embroidered sections of the blocks in 2011 and were stitching right along pretty smoothly... then I got intimidated by the piecing, so I put everything on the back burner... while Jacque went ahead and did some of her piecing. From 2011 until 2013 I watched numerous YouTube videos and read many books and blogs on piecing. Then practiced and practiced some more with my little Kenmore... trying to keep that scant 1/4" seam accurate so that all my blocks finished up at the proper size... and, finally... I got brave enough to start the actual piecing of Snow Days.... lol! Then, once I finished one section of blocks... I was eager to get to the next section... and the next.... until it was full steam ahead for a completion!
Whew! I can't believe I actually finished this quilt top! :-)
A big thank you to everyone that followed along with me on this quilt... having some cheerleaders with encouraging comments really did help me to keep trying! :-)
You can bet a big bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs that my next few projects will be pretty durn small ones! lol! ;-)