This month, I got around to ordering my pattern for the Le Petite project for February (hosted by the lovely Sherri at A Quilting Life and the also lovely Sinta at Pink Pincushion I think on the 7th of Feb. I ordered it and the Mini Fit to be Geese Ruler (developed by Monica at Open Gate Quilts) from the Fat Quarter Shop. I am in Australia and delivery takes at least a week. Every month we make a teeny quilt. This month it was the Schnibble called Sweet Spot by Carrie of Miss Rosies Quilt Co.
Pic by Miss Rosies Quilt Co
I thought I had this brilliant idea to use black and white fabrics with just a hint of red to make it pop, sound’s fabulous right?! wrong 🙁
Here are the pieces after I cut them all out, at this stage, I was still optimistic about the outcome.
I could still be optimistic, that looks fine doesn’t it? to me there was no hint that this would not work at all. I knew I didn’t have much time (I think I cut on Wednesday night), the quilt top was due for the parade on Monday – and well I had to fit work and some down time in there too!
I started playing with the Mini Fit to be Geese Ruler (I am going to write a separate blog entry/tutorial type thing on this soon, so won’t go into detail here) and got started on the 100 flying geese in this quilt (36 of which are part of the sawtooth star blocks).
Thursday I was tired when I got home and didn’t do anything. Last night I finished the first 36 flying geese and then got half way through the next 64. At this point, still optimistic about the colour scheme.
I made some sawtooth star blocks, which I thought looked great!
Except this one, which I have renamed 😀
I made some flying geese borders, which on their own also looked fine and I didn’t suspect a thing.
and then I put them all together, to get this anticlimactic effort 🙁
… I am a little disappointed with the lack of contrast in the centre stars and how it came together. Am going to add red blanket stitch around the saw tooth stars and appliqué red circles in the squares where the stars meet. Also adding a red border and then probably going to bind in black, with a red backing.
But hey… it’s Saturday afternoon and I got it done on time, and I’m slightly less frightened of flying geese units and slightly more experienced at piecing. How you doing?