My final Civil War Bride border is finished!!! I'm so happy to be through with it. Now I can assemble the quilt top and finish the embroidery and final applique pieces that will go in the corners of the borders.
It took me 3 years to finish all the applique and I didn't even do all 20 of the blocks. This quilt was my first attempt at hand applique so it was a learning process for me. I can see how I improved with each block. Had I not discovered back basting, I never would have started this quilt. It made the process so easy and accurate. I plan on machine quilting it on my domestic machine next year.
My next applique project is Botanika. I already have 2 blocks finished and I hope to be able to finish it a lot faster than my CWB.
Here are some pictures. I didn't press the pieces or clean off all the little threads but I was so happy to have it finished that I quickly took some photos.