Now that Sea Glass is finished I'm itching to get back into some brighter colours. The trimming and pressing for Fly Away Home is all done so I think it's time has come.
Jane, affectionately known as the Colour Queen, came through in spades for me recently. We went to Stedman's semi-annual, amazing sale week before last and she plucked a bolt from the stacks that will be the ideal backing for this quilt. Isn't it just gorgeous?!
The challenge for me is that there is not quite four metres of it, but this will be a sofa quilt so I think I can make it work. I'll make the backing and then work the size of the top to that.
This is the pattern that I'm working from...
I'm thinking that I want the flying geese rows on roughly a 45 degree angle instead of vertical. I love the layout but hesitated to go this route when I realized how much I'd be trimming off, but if the quilt is going to be small I think I can live with it.
Time to start laying things out and doing some math to see how big this baby can get. I'd love to have this one done for Christmas, but that might be a tad optimistic....M