So..I thought my last project was fussy. Here' the Love Entwined flowers that I did decide to do. The details on the center flower are so wonderful. I will do a follow up post with the scale. That center chartreuse center is less than 1/4".
When I was cleaning the sewing room, I discovered that I still had tons of scraps from Persian Rug quilt. Remember that I have already made 3 quilts with the remains. There was enough of these fabrics that I couldn't bear to throw them out. They are not a color-way that I usually use so saving them for something else was not an option. I cut some 1" strips and started crazy piecing as a mosic variation. This was the photo after the first session.
A second sewing session and things looked like this.
I failed to take photos of round 3, but it involved taping the basic size of the strip I wanted to end up with.
This morning was session 4. I have 2 sections about 19" wide with a goal to make the strip about 60" long. I am imagining this offset with some wide, solid sections, probably dark blue since I have some in the stash.
I have finished block 8 with a half a month to spare. I would like to note that the flowers were unnecessarily difficult. And those side leaves were no walk in the park either. Yes, I am aware of one major error from the original pattern. If you notice it...you clearly a) have too much time on your hands b) need more medication. I hope to spend the extra time this week working on some other applique. But tomorrow...heading to the winding mountain roads on the motorcycle.
I was in the process of cleaning up the sewing room when I found the Sochi Olympics inspired diamond background. I hadn't really thought of what I would add to it to symbolize this year for my Anniversary Quilt. In the end I opted for a wheel to represent all the car issues that we've gone through this year involving the purchase of a couple new vehicles in our fleet.
I have learned my lessons. I am stitching those corner motifs at the same time as the fun, new center design.
Because I am using fabrics from the stash, I have become increasingly more concerned that I won't have enough of the fabric that I have been using for the corner leaves and buds since I only have a fat quarter of each of those fabrics.
The first 6 blocks have the same corner bud fabrics, but 7,8,9, 12,13,14, 17,18,19 will have buds in similar, but different fabrics. If I was ...(cooler, more organized, OCD) I could have made that even more intentional. Meanwhile I am pleasantly optimistic that it will all work out. Back to stitching.