This January I received many gorgeous blocks from my F2F swap friends from all around the world. Now that I have finally moved to my new house… YAY!!!…. I am able to work on a quilt with these little treasures.
For this swap I had requested 12 inch blocks based on the colors from this picture I made of a flower a while back.
Hot Pink / Magenta with a muted darker green with a bit of grey on a light background in whites or cremes. Unusual color combination for a quilt, I know!
In the picture with all the blocks, there are some pretties missing. I have put them somewhere safe before the house move… and I haven’t unpacked all the boxes yet. So… Kate… your stunning blocks will go in this quilt too of course!
Here are Kate’s pretty blocks. Pictures are copied for the F2F swap blog.
I started working on this next block to add to the collection.
Playing with the pieces…
Playing some more…
And then… sewing them together wrong…. HA HA HA!
Okay, in the end it turned out fine as there were very similar blocks in the collection already!
Block number two started with some play in the software EQ7. I printed a small block as a reference while piecing.
As the block is based on a 5 x 5 grid and the block is a 12 inch block some of the pieces had weird seizes. That is way I pinned the grey fabric to the foundation paper, just to make sure I had the right size.
This quilt will go on a wall in my new house to cover up some cables left by the former owners. They had put up this enormous TV and had all the cables inbedded in the walls. (is that what you call that?) I didn’t want to damage the wall when taking the cables out, so I decided just to cover them up. And a quilt is a best cable-coverer, don’t you know? 😉
I wanted lots of flying geese in this quilt… LOTS!
But where to put the geese?
Use them as sashing or as a border?
I have decided to lay out the blocks in a 6 x 6 blocks grid. The centre of the quilt will have a square of 3 x 3 blocks with the geese around.
Something like this… but with 9 blocks in the centre and not 4. I haven’t decided yet where each block will go, this is just a mock-up.
Okay, let’s make some more flying geese!!!
Hugs and a thousand thanks to all my friends who pieced these fabulous blocks for me!