Three days left and in spite of my good intentions to get at least one top quilted this month, this is as far as I've gotten . . . . . and that just happened an hour ago!?! This is (I think) my last unquilted sample from several years of teaching with Gai Perry's fabulous book, Color From The Heart.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
At the beginning of May as I got ready to layer up quilt number nine in my #quilt21in2021 quest, I didn't feel very enthusiastic. I thought about taking the month off but knowing myself as I do, I was afraid I'd lose my momentum altogether so I chose a small quilt.
After all, the garden was constantly calling to "come out and play"!
I've (perhaps foolishly) agreed to open my garden for the local perennial garden group in late June so there is a deadline for weeding and mulching which I've never had before this. Their impressions should be interesting since I'm currently moving away from the "standard" perennials and rewilding the gardens with more native plants.
And of course, there is a long list of ideas for garden upgrades and improvements. The new veggie raised bed is up and running in the sunniest part of the front yard
The blocks were pieced with Marti Michell's templates as a teaching sample for my Bride's Bouquet (or Nosegay block) workshops. They are 6" blocks rather than the traditional 12" blocks and there were suppose to be nine blocks. As is often the case with quilters who have "too many oars out of the boat" one of the blocks disappeared?!? Rather than make another block, I organized this setting.
Since the quilt top was only 31" square, I decided to work on my domestic machine and give George the month off. I used a combination of free motion and walking foot quilting. I have better control on small pieces on my domestic machine so I took the opportunity to fill the corners with feathers.
Here's how I customized the feather to the space available by making my own arc template starting with a paper triangle. . . . .