A variety of work was done yesterday. I thought it was about time to get the flannel back out and figure out what I needed to do to enlarge the quilt a little bit. I added an almost 3 inch border strip to the sides to finish that area off. I still need to add to the length which well take a bit of piecing with all the leftover pieces of yellow that I have – I might find that I will need to put in a couple pieces of patchwork too, to make it long enough. This is now 102.5 inches wide.
Some of the fabric I am using for the bird blocks – The light colors off to the side probably won’t be used. The blocks are going to be about 7 inches.
And another bundle of charms – again most of the light colors will not be used, I have two packages of these in different colors – Boundless Batiks from Craftsy. The white yardage is Boundless solid in white. You can usually get this fabric at about $4.00 when the supply sales start. I think it is a little lighter weight than Kona solids – I don’t buy any solids now but Boundless from Craftsy unless I need a color they do not have.
My first bird. I had thought I would need to paper piece these but you don’t – I did get the pattern, but I have a bit of trouble with patterns most of the time and I thought this was one of the more difficult to follow for instructions I am better at following pictures than reading patterns sometimes and some I find not as well written as others. I am linking to My Quilt Infatuation today.
Part of this photo seems to be cut off for some reason – I’m not sure how that happened but basically it is all here. I have one more almost finished – they go really quickly. If I don’t get too side tracked maybe I can get all 300 baskets done before the end of summer!