I felt like I rushed this one a bit, but here it is, delivered on time for a Friday Finish. Between getting distracted with another quilt project and Ozzie plaguing the life out of me, it was a bit of a crunch to get this one completed! I am pleased with the way it turned out and think it will be a fun decoration on the back of the couch or a chair during the holidays. The colors are holidayish, without being too Jingle Bells-HoHoHo if you know what I mean.
The fabric is Roman Holiday by 3 Sisters for Moda. The pattern is Opening Day by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. Let me just say that Miss Rosie patterns are accurate, extremely clear in their directions, never deliver any unwelcome surprises, can be used with any fabric collection at all, and never ever fail to thrill me completely when I finish one.
Lisa and I were supposed to work on this pattern together, but I dilly dallied too long and she finished hers before me. I am so happy that I got on the ball and got mine done! Go to her website, Stashmaster and compare hers to mine. She is much bolder than I am about the use of her lights and darks and isn't afraid to take a risk when it comes to being interesting. We are the same, but slightly different in an intriguing way.
Flying Geese units were an integral part of this pattern. I made so many flying geese I lost count. There are flying geese in the star points and flying geese in the border. Happy geese, flying every which way. And I am not kidding you, with this pattern, the instructions are so accurate that you can't go wrong. Cut carefully, make sure you have your 1/4 inch seem allowance, and you'll be happy as Larry.
As to my canine helper, let me just say he was a total pest while I was trying to finish this. If I went too long without petting him, tossing the ball, or playing tug, he would snatch some small article up from my sewing room and dash madly out the door, where he KNEW I would follow in hot pursuit. Here he is with a baggie of border triangles for Meadowbrook Farm.
Nanner nanner nanner, can't catch me. Very funny. After awhile he got bored with this game and decided to hang out with me in the sewing room next to me. He easily found a pile of fabric to rest on and was content for about ten minutes.
That stack of blues is the fabric that distracted me today. Remember way back in December when some of us were making a Blended Quilt Challenge? This is one I began and dropped the ball on. Maybe next week's Friday Finish?