After about 6 weeks of cutting, pinning, cutting, pinning, fiddling and finally doing the applique work - the center of my Jubilee quilt was done (except for the very center). Yay!!
It was so exactly what I had pictured.
Every part was perfect (at least to me!!). And then I came to the borders and everything came to a screeching halt!! For about 2 months.
I finally had a breakthru and realized what was wrong. I made these petals smaller and added more of them, including 5 scallops on each side (my original design had 4).
The creative juices were flowing again. The Olympics has given me a lot of time to work on the applique. There are 20 scallops and almost 200 petals. But I'm over halfway done - yay!!!!
I still had a huge problem of what to put in the middle between the scallops, but with the help of a very special friend, I finally broke thru that hurdle too (almost).
So for now, I'm back on track. My goal is to have the top done before Christmas - I think I can do it.