This is the first of many we hope. Our plan this week was finish our Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month from 2013 we finished all the blocks some time ago so it was time to finish.
First job was to square up all our blocks. Lynnes were all pretty good because she had redone some to correct some obvious errors in sizing. Mine were all trimmed down to 12 1/4"
When we first started this project we had no idea what we were doing which is very obvious when we look back at some of the things we have done. Like the small 9 patch blocks that go into the sashing. Unfortunately we didn't have enough material to redo them completely so in the words of Lynne's old Granny "we will just make it come right" :-).
By the end of day one we have all the blocks joined with red and cream strips and 9 patch blocks and we were very happy with outselves.
Day 2 saw addition of the next two borders and the begging of the flying geese....50 of them. I suggested we skip this part of the part of the border but Lynne made us push on. I am glad she did.
Day 3 Flying geese and guess what!!! they fit we were very very happy with the finished product and with the addition of the final border and preparation of the batting and backing we were ready to glue the layers toger.
|50 Flying Geese|
|They Fit Yay!!|
Next we set up the room and began with some ditch stitching just a few rows as it was late in the afternoon and time to close our very first Quilt Camp with a swim and Champagne.
|Ready to Quilt|