I finished my Birdseye quilt top, that's what's going on! I haven't trimmed it yet, and I want to examine all the little block intersections to make sure they line up right, but all in all, FINI!
This quilt is way big. I was going to add the perfect border fabric from the Sturbridge Harvest collection, and I still might, but this quilt is big enough as it stands. I really like the way the pieced setting triangles make it impossible to see right off the bat just how this quilt is put together. There is a star block, and there is a double nine patch block, and then there are 16 pieced setting triangles. The quilt is set on the diagonal. It looks so complex to me, and I just love it. To give credit where credit is due, the pattern was designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. She calls it Birdseye, and that's what I am calling it too. It was a very fun quilt to make, due to the scrappy fabric combinations.
Not once, but twice, did I manage to put two identical nine patch blocks right next to each other. I am trying not to let it bother me. I am DONE with this quilt and am not fussing about rotating blocks at this juncture. It is what it is.
I am way behind on Cindy Lou Who, the Schnibbles project for October. I pieced the nine patch blocks, and now need to lay out the blocks and piece the snowball blocks appropriately. My border fabric has not come, and I do not know when it will turn up, so even if I do get the top together by Saturday night, it won't have its borders. Sad face here. Can't wait for the show and tell on this one! You all are so imaginative and creative it blows my mind.
I am very ready to move on to the Red and White Snowball challenge! I have my three different lights all cut and set to send out to my seven swap partners. I can't wait to see what I get from my swap mates! On my side bar, I have listed all the participants who have blog sites, where we can link to see pictures of their progress. There are a number of folks who are playing along who don't have blogs. If any of you non-bloggers want to send me pictures of your progress, I will be happy to post them on my blog. If I have left anyone out, let me know and I will add you in.
Thanks to all of you who gave such great suggestions yesterday to my question of what Andrea should do with the old quilt top she was given. You all are super, and I know she really appreciated all your comments and advice.
Have a marvelous weekend everyone!