However, I did realize that I much prefer to create blocks than finish a quilt so this type of guild project, was good for me as a block giver but not as a block receiver. Also each lady signed a 4"x6" rectangle of the pale blue background fabric with her signature on the wrong side of the fabric. I was going to incorporate these somewhere on the back of the quilt. And so the top is still not a quilt to this day. I could not decide how to incorporate those signature blocks and also could not decide on a border and backing. I have decided on a border of coral paisley to pick up the color of the hearts with a binding of coral basket weave. I did not have enough of either to do border and binding the same but I think the two together will add texture. I plan to insert the stripe, about the width of a doll's leg or arm, between the coral paisley and the quilt top as an edging to bring out and tie in with with most of the dress colors.
So this is my WIP but I cannot complete it until I figure out how to incorporate those twelve signature blocks. I have them stapled to a piece of paper in the same placement as each associated block on the quilt so I know which lady did which block. Since this is almost twenty years ago (gasp!) would any of them really care if their name was on it or not? Some of the ladies I remember very fondly; other names I am quite embarrassed to admit I read and say "Who?". Many have moved away and several have passed away. This is the year to complete these random tops that have been "in progress" far too long. But at least I can move forward and make a bigger top to sit around for awhile... and I am determined for it to be far less than another nineteen years!