I have been making good progress on my Calico Paradise quilt. I purchased the pattern from Dawn at Collector With a Needle . It's a lovely pattern and Dawn has been a tremendous help to me in selecting fabrics.
Calico Paradise is going rather quickly. Once I got my mind around the fact that I was not going to be able to find fabrics exactly like the original it became easier. I am happy with the ones I have been able to find and although it will not be like the original it pleases me.
Once I got the overlay made I used it to place several pieces at one time stitched them and then placed some more. Holding this large piece of fabric in my hand to stitch became easier once the two large center pieces were finished.
There is still much to do but I must say I just love this quilt. It is so bright and cheerful to work on. I have the pinks to add and they will really make it sing.