I have finally completed the top of Miss Hitchens’ Whimsy, just the quilting to do now.
*Insert Happy Beaming Face*
With MHW’s completion I got stuck into OMG Ombre…cutting the fabric for the remaining flying geese blocks. Well when I say remaining I mean 22 of the 25 needed…I hadn’t got very far initially.
I spent a lovely (coldish) weekend two weekends ago sewing by the fire, using foundation piecing for speed and accuracy.
By the end of the weekend I had made all the Wild Goose Chase blocks and then started playing with the alternate blocks…I needed to decide if I did or didn’t want them scrappy, did I want to add pink triangles? (cos I had a nice pink Ombre print I was dying to use)
There was a bit of this going on periodically to make sure I was still happy…
But the weekend was over too soon and I had to pack it away
The very next weekend, out it all came again and I finshed the alternate blocks, assembled them and *even* got the border on.
More decisions to be made there of course, lol I had in my head that it would be quite a subtle pieced border…there was enough going on in the centre I thought.
I tried all sorts of combinations and ended up with this… Not what I had in mind at all but, hey sometimes you have to listen to what the quilt has to say.
So I have two quilts ready to machine quilt .. such a good feeling.
Hoping you are getting some productive sewing time too