Have you ever had a project that was so fun and interesting to work on... that it became nearly impossible to stop working on it (or even stop thinking about it) until it was complete? I just finished one of those! :-)
It was probably a combination of learning new techniques like fusible machine applique... piecing together long rows of flying geese... making hour glass blocks from two long strips of fabric and a cardboard triangle template... following a traditional quilt pattern rather than a BOM... and maybe simply it was just the pleasing visual of red and white together...
Minick & Simpson design and fabric kit! :-) The name of the quilt is "Center Stage" and it can be found in the February 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. The quilt finishes up at approximately 42-1/2" x 42-1/2".
Here is the best detail picture I could get to show you the stitch I used for the applique edge...
...my camera is not so good at taking close-ups. But, clicking the picture will enlarge it enough that you can maybe see the stitch takes two tiny zigs and then a deep zag... so, I'll call it my "ziggy zaggy blanket stitch"! ;-)
So now I have a hooked rug, a wool quilt, a punchneedle pillow, a cross stitch and "something completely different" all in different stages of progress... more finishes to show here in the near future! :-)
Have a glorious weekend!