This will be a very quick post to announce that starting next Monday, 1st March, I am hosting my first QAL & my friend Joy from Days filled with Joy is helping me, while hosting her own BOM also called Let's Stay Home. Joy's quilt will be stitcheries & piecing and mine is just piecing alone. As this is all new to me, I am in full strength stress mode & am dithering completely. Hopefully I don't get laughed at or ridiculed too much & someone may like to join in.
I am going to give you fabric requirements today plus a look at a what it will be. I have made mine from both scraps and my stash, so bear with me on the long list of "bits".
Blue for borders & flying geese blocks - 1+1/8yds.
4 blues for corner blocks can be cut from 4 different fat quarters or 1/8yd.
Darker blues for inner & outer border corner stones can also be fat quarters.
White for the inner border, corner blocks & flying geese need 1+1/2yds.
White/pink spot for corner blocks - fat quarter or 1/8yd.
Light multi floral for corner blocks - fat quarter or 1/8yd.
4 assorted pink for flying geese blocks - fat quarters or 1/8yd.
Medium pink for corner blocks & flying geese - 3/4yd.
The centre house block could be all from fat quarters or similar size scraps.
We'll touch on binding, backing & batting later. These I often refer to as the last 3 B's.
The overall size is 44.5 inches before finishing.
I'm hoping this is enough to get you started and would love to see if anyone goes ahead with this, especially in your own style and colours.
My thinking when designing this was during strict lock-downs, we couldn't get out to buy any fabric, so making this scrappy was the way to go & keep me busy. The central block of course is our home & the circling geese going round and round our house, was my way of realising that we are going nowhere. Not being able to travel into Melbourne or interstate to see our children & grandchildren has been hard & knowing no overseas travel is on the horizon also means we won't see DH's extended family in the UK in the near future. The corner blocks were placed to tie it all together. I designed this on my old Quilt Wizard program.
OK, I'll leave it there for now and will be back on Monday with the instructions for the corner blocks.
In the meantime I'll possibly do other posts & my Friday photo hunt.
Till then, take care all, stay safe & hugs.