I absolutely love this fabric. I’m not too crazy about the partridge with the pear, but it is seasonal, so I can make allowances. I bought 4 charm packs and some yardage of Seasonal LIttle Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings from my favourite quilt store in Fort St. John. I am doing my utmost to be very deliberate in the construction of this quilt. Already I have made a couple goofs and am upset with myself. I wanted all the pieces with parallel lines to go in the same direction. Third block, fail! Sigh.
To this point the planned layout is as shown. Once I took the picture and it presented as quartered snowballs rather than bow ties has me second guessing the plan. Either way, I am going to be snuggly and warm on the couch with this new lap quilt.
Mark 8:18 Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember?
Finally I am past the quilting stage for the scrappy Snowball Quilt that I am finishing for someone else. There are a number of floral fabrics in this project so I decided on freemotion daisy type flowers. The thread is a YLI product called Dawn, pale orange/yellow/green/off white. I think it worked well, really standing out on the dark blocks and almost disappearing on the contrasting ones. It was what I was aiming for, as an attempt to tie the blocks together. The results are great, the non-uniformity of the flowers fits in well with the wonky cut blocks. The binding is 95% done. I should have another FP tomorrow!
It’s Wednesday, here’s what is on the table today.* This pattern has a number of names, my preference is “Fruits of the Spirit.” It is a great way to use up all those strips from previous projects. Once the rows are completed they are joined to lengthwise strips of fabric, in this case I plan to use a solid navy blue. The border will be the same navy fabric.
The snowball quilt is sandwiched and ready for quilting. I wanted to get this project pieced before I changed the foot on my sewing machine (I’m lazy that way). This simple strip quilt has been waiting for over a year, I wanted to get it done in time for the quilters’ group next donation to a local women and children shelter.
I made a list of WIPs, there are twelve. No more cutting until some are completed!
*See the practical and brand new cutting board? Thanks darling!
Strips finished and ready for joining to solid navy strips.