I wanted to jump right in and get started but a project of this magnitude takes thought and planning. So, I made bias stems. Did I mention they're 1/8" bias stems? And did I mention the borders will take miles (well, maybe not exactly miles) of bias stems?
I cut templates, and templates, and templates. Sue Garman, the designer, has carefully coded each piece with a letter and number so I am using numbered ziplock bags to store the templates.
I sorted fabric. Sue suggested using clear plastic plates to hold applique shapes and fabrics. I like her suggestion and have adopted it.
I cut the border which was scary. What if I cut it too short? What if it shrinks? What if? What if? I took a deep breath and decided Sue covered that contingency because the corner pots are appliqued on separate squares. Those squares will allow for "fudging" if necessary.
I'm starting near the center and working my way to the left. Once the left is complete, I'll make the center pot and work my way to the right. OK.......here goes....