Weeelll, I was ready to write a post about my Abundance top last night, but when I looked at the photo on my laptop I found a little mistake in it!!! I considered leaving it alone and having a "humble" Abundance quilt, but everytime I looked at the little quilt that little turned around square just started at me!!! It was all I could see! So, this morning out came the seam ripper and I fixed my wonky square.
Here is my completed Abundance top
...and, just for the record, here is my humble version.
How long did it take you to find the wonky square??
Now to choose a backing and binding and do some hand quilting.
The Oso blocks are coming along well.
I plan on getting some more of them finished today.
At the shop where I go for my Friday sewing group there is an annual challenge quilt. Two years ago it was the Mrs Billings Coverlet, last year it was a Star a Day, this year it is a Delectable Mountain block a day. I joined the group too late in the year to start the Mrs Billings Coverlet, last year I made some stars, but no where near a Star a Day! I have been wanting to make a quilt that included delectable mountain blocks for a long time, so I decided to join this year's challenge.........but only make one block a week! These little blocks are hand pieced and measure 4 1/2 inches, unfinished.
Four weeks so far this year, so four blocks completed. :)
Fifty two blocks will give me plenty to complete a lovely little quilt with the chance to experiment with a variety of settings without the quilt being too large.
It has been a loooong time since I did any hand piecing (there has been plenty of hand applique!) and it feels wonderfully relaxing to be hand piecing again! :)
I am using Barbara Brackman's Lately Arrived From London fabric. Barbara has a post on her blog about delectable mountain quilts, with some examples using this fabric.
It has been a while since I posted a photo from my garden, so here is a quintessentially
Australian summer blossom; Eucalyptus Ficifolia (red flowering gum).