This entire quilt top is together now. I finished the machine sewing this afternoon. All that is left is to applique the large sunflower to the right of the scarecrow and embroider all the finishing touches.
When I took the picture for the blog I realized my mistake. Take a close look at the quilt top.
Now look at the picture on the front of the pattern.
I would prefer the red-orange star points, but I'm NOT going to rip it apart to change things. Too many seams sewn with too small stitches. It isn't awful the way I did it, but I think the colors would balance better if I had done it the way it was designed. I'll always look at the quilt and think about how it is supposed to be, but I'm going to live with it the way it it.
Two days left in the month and I have many goals I didn't accomplish. Of course, I didn't plan to be sick. I also didn't plan to become addicted to the "Candy Crush" game on Facebook. Anybody else play that? I started playing about when I got sick, and have spent way too much time doing that. I'm blaming my lack of posts on the game addiction. I have it under control now, I think - I hope - time will tell.
I'm not going to do the hand stitching on this right now. I'm heading out Friday afternoon for a knitting retreat that lasts until Sunday afternoon, and I'm going to take quilting handwork as well as knitting - including this project. It won't be done by this fall, but certainly by 2014.