This quilt top is going so slowly! Another two weekends and I should have the settings finished on this Tonga Batick pattern. Then I get to start on the borders. Whew! The others were right. The blocks did not take half as long as the settings and border!
Here is a photo of the Tonga Batik BOM pattern. I did pay for and get all of the fabric for this quilt, but I decided to use my own fabrics for two reasons. One, I did not want my quilt to look just like everyone else's, and two, I knew I would make mistakes and wanted to have plenty of fabric on hand to try and try again. Sure enough, I messed up three of the zig-zag pattern blocks and had to make another strip set. I'm not sure I would have had enough material if I had had to use only what was given to me for the pattern. I know my limitations. I can only breathe comfortably if I have plenty of fabric to allow for errors. I think that's why I prefer to make up my own patterns. If I make a mistake and run out of fabric, I can just change the pattern. That's fredom!
I'll keep you posted on progress. Meanwhile, Mom's working hard on getting my heart quilt quilted for me. I can't wait to see how it turns out!