Emilie Elizabeth is growing on my design wall. It all started with the center last week.
For days I auditioned a red border and changed it to blue yesterday.
I added 20, double flying geese.
Then another blue border.
Today I'll finish up my 52 sets of parallel geese. Now I'm adding the red to the mix.
Ironing was key to getting the seams to line up correctly.
They will make another border that looks something like this.
Then I will be adding 20 basket blocks. This is what I will be working on today......and tomorrow.....and the next day.......you get the idea. There are several more rows after the baskets. If I keep it to the original design, the quilt will measure 80" x 80".
All of the parts and pieces are components from my Patchwork Math book. I'm becoming a master of the quilting components! I can whip these little guys up in two shakes of a lamb's tail. Well, a bit longer than that, but I'm getting pretty fast!
California is receiving some much needed rain. It is so cozy sewing upstairs in my sewing room and listening to the rain, wind, and thunder. Another storm is arriving tomorrow. I can't wait to listen to it and watch our yard get the soaking it needs. I shudder every time I hear the water rationing words. We've been through this before in the 1970's, and it's not pleasant. So, I will continue to do my rain dance and quilt up a storm!