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.