This morning, the sun is shining on the snow, but I am still not going anywhere. Here is the driveway with about 4 inches of snow left. Nope, not going anywhere until more melting takes place. The sun should make the road passable by late afternoon today, but too late to go to work. Snow day to sew!
When I left this project in the UFO stage, I had put together most of the scraps, and had this. So, I worked on it a bit more over the weekend.
I added some squares to the side of the other diamond block.
A green fabric fills a space to match up with the width of the first piece.
The two pieces were joined together.
So here is what I ended up with. It looks like a hot mess right now, but I hope it will morph into something interesting.
Loading it on the longarm to quilt, there is some fullness in the piecing, naturally as I just pieced randomly without measuring. So I’ll steam it a bit to try to smooth it out.
The colors suggest an autumn feel, so I put a leafy pantograph on it. I chose one that is fairly dense to take up some of the fullness.
This is the most difficult pantograph I have, called Luscious Leaves. It has a lot of intricate moves, going around some leaves, then going back and forth with changes in the direction of the stitching. It is a bit hard to explain but the bottom line is, don’t get off line!
Quilting proceeds nicely, no thread breaks, LOL!
I quilted right off the edge so it was fully quilted with out any bare spots on the edge.
The quilting did well over the seams, and there were a lot of those.
The quilting is a bit more visible on the back.
So, it is quilted and trimmed. Now, what to do with it? Part 3 is HERE.
Speaking of scraps, for those participating in the Scrap Dance Tango! Mystery Quilt Along, I would love to see more pictures of HSTs and colors on the Flickr group. We have a lot of members, but not a lot of photos yet. Our first update will be very soon, so upload your progress.
In the view this morning, fog is in the valley.
DH put a bowl of food out for the ground feeders Saturday, and the juncos found it pretty fast.
Then the goldfinches took it over, even though they aren’t traditionally ground feeders. I must have taken a hundred pictures over the weekend of the birds. And made them more protein cakes to eat too.
So, staying in one more day to work on UFOs. Do you have a UFO in progress?