In between naps and reading by the fire, I spent a fair bit of time in my cozy sewing nook and worked on a new version of Country Sunshine. I LOVE the rust and teal together.
It all begins with the fabrics......Crystal Farm by Laundry Basket Quilts. I'm using the bottom half of the stack. Most likely the top half will end up pieced together for a backing.
I'm pattern testing as I go by following my cutting directions and placing the pieces on my block layout sheet. First I make a few components, in this case I made four flying geese and four double flying geese and placed them on the layout. I get a good feel for how this block is going to come together. I know what you are thinking right about now. I can hear you thinking out load about how many pieces it takes to make this block. But, the end result is a beautiful block that looks much more intricate than it really is.
Here are a couple of close ups of some of the blocks.
The blocks will be on point when sewn into the quilt. This will completely change the dynamics.
This is my reward for the past few days of quilting. By focusing on the darker side of the palette, I think this quilt is going to be perfect for Fall.
This is the original Country Sunshine in Rachael Remembered fabrics. It still needs to be quilted. I can blame our move to the mountains on the fact that this quilt still isn't finished.......nor the pattern.
I'm feeling much better this morning. The tea, chicken soup, quilting, and rest is just what the doctor ordered.