GOOD NEWS! I only have 4 more flying geese strips and 3 more setting triangles to hand quilt.
It takes an hour to do one strip. And, as much as I love the fabric in the quilt, I've really disliked the monotonous straight quilting in the squares. So, I don't quilt on it as often as I should.
I've been busy prepping the four corner blocks for the Roseville Album quilt. I need something to stitch in the car. I finished the upper right block except for the placement of circles. This block goes really fast compared to the other more complicated basket blocks and panels.
I have one more basket block and the other three corner blocks and then I can have a life again. I'll still do the border but that won't be as intense.
Barbara Brackman's blog today was about this little book and one specific block with tulips and princess feathers. I love tulips in anything. I didn't realize it till this spring. I've admired things made with tulips for years (tulips are just a happy flower) but, for some reason, it never occurred to me to incorporate them in a quilt. (Probably because I'm in UFO mode and making something with tulips would mean starting something new. )
This book is available at Amazon
I'm sorely tempted by this BOM by Edyta Sitar at fatquatershop.com
I've been thinking about what I want to do after the hand quilting and applique are done. Part of me wants to start a new quilting project and the other part wants to do something different.
We''ll see - no pressure to decide yet. . .