Published February 28, 2010
This was actually a quick and easy small scrappy top to make. I machine pieced the top last year and it got put aside forgotten for part of the year, then I was working on other things and never got around to quilting it. I pulled it out on February 19th and said ok – quilt it while the Olympics are on and don’t work on anything else until you are done with one thing! It worked – I finished it yesterday. It took 10 hours to piece and I don’t know how many hours to quilt – I worked on it 9 days, most likely about 2 hours a day so lets say 18 to 20 hours to hand quilt. I did not do an over abundance of quilting in it.
On the table - would you believe these flowers are from the bouquet I bought on the 15th! half of them are still there, I have had to cull out the bad ones over time, but so many are still here it is amazing - this was a cheap bouquet from Wal-Mart.
without the flower jug on it - in this photo the quilt border looks crooked - it isn't it just isn't spread out right
A close up of the 3 dimensional geese and the quilting - I haven't pressed the geese after I took it out of the wash and dry, I might do that although I'm sure after sitting out on the table for a couple days it will flatted out - if not they just look a little wavy - like they are flying you know!
another close up - this one is from the center.
I was surprised I had no bleeding on to the background fabric. The red in the triangle above is the one I had problems with in the red/green applique block last month. This is a small top – 38″ square and I used a large washer load and 2 color catchers – the color catchers were both pink when finished – no bleeding onto the background though so that was great. I had about 3 of this color red in there and some other dark reds as well.
Yes it is Girl Scout Cookie time!! Thin Mints are my favorites and when I stopped by the grocery store the other day a family was set up outside the store with their little girl and all her cookies. I couldn't pass them up - I got the cookies, ran back to the car to stick them in it and then did my shopping. Last year I thought I would grab the cookies on my way out and by then they had sold all the thin mints - I wasn't taking a chance on it this year :)