Marilyn attended a class on making these interesting nine patch blocks, she used her stash of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons.
Unfortunately the lemon border turned out washed out in the photos, but one close up photo shows off the quilting. In this photo you can also see my new fancy quilt hanging method.......skirt hangers!
Marilyn and I both agreed cross hatching would work really nicely for the nine patch blocks, she was keen for variegated thread, I used a lovely orangey/tealy/pinky one from Madeira.
The cross hatching continued out to one of the borders, this helps with continuity.
The final border is black and Marilyn loves a contrast of the variegated threads, the swirls look nice.
Here you can see the feathered border, this lemon border is quite vibrant, not that the photo is telling you that! Thank you Marilyn, enjoy your quilt.
Another month has passed so I have another 'round' of The Country Yard's Mystery Medallion. Not very fancy as I wanted a blank canvas for quilting. A simple appliqued vine, all ready for feathers etc.
I think we have two more rounds to go, then this flimsy will head over to the quilting pile to keep my Star Mastery flimsy company........................
Another flimsy in my pile is my Classic Strippy, which is a Bonnie Hunter design from one of her Leaders and Ender books.
There are others in the 'nearly finished pile'.............but Rome was not not built in a day was it! I think I need to give myself a quilting weekend working on getting some of my flimsy's into actual quilts!
Simon thinks this is a fabulous idea, he said he will do the washing, cooking, cleaning, answering emails etc.................but first he might need to rest!