I discovered this Quilt Along while participating in the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Bog Hop earlier this year. Cheryl was my groups’ (the New Bees) mentor.
I chose my four fabrics from a lovely fat quarter bundle I purchased from my favourite local fabric store – Frangipani Fabrics.
We were given cutting instructions for July
and in August, our first sewing instructions!
We are following a no-waste Flying Geese tutorial which has been posted on the Meadow Mist Designs blog. I have made flying geese using this method once before when making my Marcelle Medallion Quilt last year. It is a great method and has given me an opportunity to practise sewing a “scant” quarter inch seam! This is necessary to end up with the correct sized flying geese.
So now I have 36 flying geese done and I can’t wait for next month’s instructions. It’s fun (and a little scary!) making a quilt step by step with no idea of what the finished result will be.
As an end note, did you notice my new cute pincushion in the above photos? I made it using some 2 inch Cotton & Steel squares from my scraps. Can you believe this is the first fabric pincushion I’ve ever made? I’ve only ever used a magnetic pin dish before now. It takes a bit of getting used to!
The pattern is by Jeni Baker and is from the book Stitch ‘n Swap. This book is great and has lots of lovely patterns, a few others that I want to try. As part of the Events team for the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild, I have been thinking up ideas for future Guild swaps. If you are looking for similar ideas, I would recommend taking a look at this book.
Until next time, Deb 🙂