Sorry for the bad photo but I didn't want to wake my husband up this morning to hold it up and I don't have the sleeve on yet.
Nine months to the day ,start to finish, just like a "real" baby. I set this goal because I have such a short attention span that I knew I would never finish it if I couldn't complete it within a year. Debra (Life is a Stitch) asked me how I liked the process and if I would change anything about it? Hmmm... I love the process itself. Fun and portable. I love the way the back comes out with each individual block having its own fabric.
Of course I did change the borders by simply appliqueing circles instead of the pieced borders, but I love how it turned out. I would change the cone shaped border pieces by measuring them separately. I think I may have to fix one or two of them now as I seem to have a slight ripple along two borders. Hopefully it will be an easy fix. As they say... "measure twice, cut once".
I would also change to all hand quilted. I began machine quilting a few of the ones with really tiny pieces and now I am too lazy to take them out. It is 90 % hand quilted so I'm not going to worry about it, but if I do it again - what???? never mind.
The corner blocks came out just fine - after that measurement disaster. I will put a label on the back with much more detail. I wanted the corner blocks to have simply sayings.
Overall I am very happy with it. I can't thank all of my Blog readers enough for all the supportive comments and encouragement to carry on. You are all the best!! I am so glad I started Blogging. Now I can't wait to start the next potholder. "Dutch Oven". Stay tuned.