As you can see, a length of grey got added, and the green split between both sides. I like the balance - the mix of hectic and plain, and the strength the green gives to both sides. I've got the blocks pinned on, and will handstitch them down once I've finished some of my other hand work.
I'm also thinking about possible backing fabric... the brown??
Or the blue??
Plus the eternal question of how to quilt it.
Talking about hand jobs (boom boom) - the hand quilting is
From the back...
And the front...
I love the texture. I've got 3.5 circles which need to be echo quilted. Then 5 circles need to have the internal petals done. Two lengths of sashing need to be outlined, then last up, circles done around the cornerstones. But good progress.
And the last news for today is these three orphan blocks finally have a home, or at least a quilt to call their own.
From Material Obsessions Book One... a little lady:
A wonky-ish house:
And another wonky-ish house.
I started these blocks using leftovers mostly from Nadia's bed quilt made when she was about two. After making these few blocks, I realised that my idea of scraps was quite different from the books idea of scraps - and that I really didn't have enough pieces big enough. So they have sat for the last five years doing nothing, occasionally being looked at, and put away again. It does feel good to get these to a useable state.
Don't you love this birdie print?
And look, some quilting from the back... those squares again...
FMQ straight lines with curly-wigs in the middle...
A feather up one side...
From the front...
And a still to be stitched on binding... what a busy day it has been!
More things crossed off my to do list.