and the walrus sleigh block. . .
Probably 5/6 of the applique stitching has been finished while doing the trapunto work. The remaining stitching will be simultaneous with the quilting. There are a couple embroidery tasks to happen after quilting, too.
And now that all the trapunto work and pre-quilting stitchery is finished on my "Once Upon a Star," that means I've successfully met my 17 in 2017 challenge!
And I can't tell you how much lift of burden I felt to have this stage completed on this project! It is what has held it back for quite a long time.
A quick recap for my challenge: I'd listed 17 UFOs that I wanted to advance a stage during this past year. Of those, 4 were completely finished, 4 are ready to be finished on the longarm, and 4 are now flimsies. At least six of them would not have been touched at all this year were it not for this challenge.
I also accomplished: 10 other finished quilts, 4 other flimsies, 5 other significant advances, and my first customer job (custom longarm quilting).
So I'm really looking forward to the 18 in 2018 challenge helping me get a lot more finishes that might otherwise stagnate! It's surprising how much that challenge helps, even when you just expect a step or two to be done instead of a finish. Between that and the 6 & 6 challenge letting new things in, it's going to be a fun year.
~*~*~ Linking at:
TGIFF at Kathy's this week
Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday
Meredithe's 17 in 2017