Woo hoo! In about a week I am going to be getting together with some friends and do some sewing! Mostly I am excited to see my friends, but also I wanted to get a seriously wonderful project ready to work on during the time that we will be sewing together.
I am working on a really lovely pattern called Shiloh, by Bonnie Blue Quilt Company. I started these blocks a number of months back, BM. That would be Before the Move. Quilt projects come and go, but I have to say, this one really got my pulse racing. Love these blocks.
I started out using a kit, and ended up using a few of the fabrics from the kit, and supplementing most of the others with scraps from my stash. Then I discovered a layer cake of a collection called Arnold's Attic and went to town using that. Why do I buy kits anyway? I always end up changing them up completely.
See what I mean? Aren't those just too wonderful to not include in my quilt?
This quilt has a L.O.T. of flying geese units in it, and I wanted to get all my units lined up and ready to go for my block construction. No cutting for me while I am on retreat. That never goes well. I tend to get distracted and cut my 6 1/2" squares all 6 1/4" or something equally tragic.
What I will be doing is using my Fit To Be Geese ruler to trim my flying geese units to precisely the right size. If you haven't tried this tool, you simply must.