I went back to Anna's original post about her blockhead idea, and reread her concept. Although she states you can make up your own rules, I like the idea of using the concept to work on quilts I have hanging around my sewing room, but have never started.
Christmas Magic by Kim Diehl is one such project.
I bought the background yardage the first time I saw the project, but that is as far as I got.
The project requires 88 of these blocks.
And each block has 2 flying geese...that is 176 flying geese...YUK!
A total of 8 different fabrics are used to make theses units; so if I make the blocks out of one fabric per month, at the end of 8 months all the tedious piecing work is done!
Of course, my enthusiasm for a project is always its greatest at the beginning, so I already have 2 months worth of blocks made.
Four of the blocks are used to make these units that will be in the center of the quilt.
I am using Open Gate's Fit to Be Geese Ruler to make my flying geese. I am a big fan of making things over-sized and then custom cutting them to the desired size. I think these are coming out pretty darn good.
I will also continue to make one Le Jardin block per month and a set of red and white blocks per month, but those were actually WIPs and her concept was not really intended to finish up UFOs or WIPS.
The final border of Snowbound is done, so I'll be back soon with a finished flimsy. Might be awhile before I get anything to the finish line. My favorite machine quilter retired and one of the best longarm quilters in the state just gave birth to her first child. I am one of those quilters who likes to quilt by check, but will do some of my smaller projects myself.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I get to be a guest this year!