With my small swatch of Daisy Janie’s Tilly, I wanted to make a block inspired by a workshop I attended, taught by Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie. The coordinating fabrics are Kona Solids and the yellow is a Moda Bella Solid. I don’t think any of these pieces are organic, like my little Tilly is.
Since I had a small amount I had to get a plan that would spread out the print without using up the print too quickly. I went with the wonky log cabin block and framed it in white fabric.
Now here’s something you probably didn’t see coming…. the whole little 12″ block is hand quilted. I sat down during a bit of NCAA football on Saturday and thought- I haven’t hand quilting anything in about 3 years, lets see if I can still do it.
The answer: Not really. I was never great at hand quilting and really, the stitches look more like “folk art” than skilled quilting. Of course, I used a crazy thick needle punched polyester batting so that didn’t help at all. My quilting motif was old school, too, just going 1/4″ inside each shape and echo quilting the main color blocked area. But it was super fun to do and with a little binding, my Tilly block will be done. The block will likely be living on my studio wall with other mini’s and swap quilts. It will remind me: I either really really need to practice hand quilting OR move on. =)
So next up, brown binding. And finitio! Hooray for my little sample going as far as it did.