I've been piddling around in the quilt room trying to get some things figured out. Turns out that I don't want to put another border on my Flowers and Flying Geese quilt after all. I think instead of a blue border, I'll wait and use it for binding. Anything else just feels unnecessary at this point, although 60" x 67" is a bit smaller than I'd hoped for this quilt.
Flowers and Flying Geese
Nice to get something cleared off the UFQ list and so easily too! All the eyes for the pickle dish/wedding ring quilt are finished up now--been sewing several a day. I've read through the pattern and think I probably understand the next step. Not feeling quite ready to attack it though, so on to the next project for now...
Pickle Dish/Wedding Ring quilt
I'm not a big fan of working with parallelograms, but that Cactus Basket in the Basket Galore BOM kind of got me intrigued. Why oh why do I do this to myself??? Machine stitching it didn't work out so well with the BOM basket, so I'm prepping these for hand piecing. Hopefully I won't mangle them too much.
Prepping for some new blocks
I drew the outside edges with an ink pen, but the inside stitching marks were marked very lightly with pencil. That should help me end up with a more precise looking block.
More prep work
My plan is to make this variation of the Cactus Basket that I drew up for a 14" block. With the help of my very magic rotary cutting book, I think all the pieces should go together properly.
Cactus Basket variation
I'm going to start with 12 blocks, but who knows? They may be so much fun I end up wanting to make more...... lol