....and in craft news....readers may remember in June 2010, I was in Florida visiting family and nearly lost my mind due to boredom. After all, there is but so much sitting around in the air conditining that I can take. I went to the local Super Jo-Ann's and bought some charm squares. Out of delirum, I ended up purchasing way more than what was needed.
Since one of my dearest friends had his first baby (Baby S), I wanted to honor the event (in my usual fashion) by gifting a quilt. I took the rest of the charm squares and converted them (with some other scraps) into a flying geese quilt.
I used this tutorial but also sewed an additional seam 1/4" from the first. This way, after cutting I ended up with what Bonnie Hunter call bonus 1/2 triangle squares.
I have previously completed a flying geese pinwheel quilt and knew that I wanted to do a different layout this time. After a couple of hours of square placement I came up with a pattern that I liked. I wanted there to be a color gradation element to the design, as well as be linear.
|All laid out on the couch and ready for the machine.|
|Can you find the odd-ball square?|
I will soon schedule time to rent the long-arm machine and finish this gift.
Any additional border ideas?~ksp