work has begun on my "love quilt" and it is moving along quickly. the top of the quilt is made from large rectangles and stripes of anna maria horner's beautiful fabric. since the fabric blocks are so large, it didn't take me more than a few hours to cut and piece together. i am constantly amazed at how much variation happens when you cut by hand. i really try to be so exact and specific, but each rectangle came out a bit different from the other. go figure! it all worked out in the end and after some trimming, all is well.
now for the exciting part - hand quilting. i have never done this before, but i am so excited to dive right in, especially since i now know how to hide your beginning and ending tails. i plan on incorporating a lot of flowers, leaves and french knots :)