Isn’t that a great picture? Curtis, a very amusing writer living on the tiny island of Mayotte , had an interesting contest in his blog, The Journey of a Blogvelist. He posted a picture and had us guessing where the picture was. Luckily he added clues and one of the clue pictures helped me identify it as somewhere in my neck of the woods. My guess of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China turned out to be the closest. As a reward, he made me this modification of the original picture. Very cool! I definitely encourage you to check out his blog. There’s always something interesting to read.
After my frustration and discouragement about my bordered diamond quilt, I put all my diamonds away on a shelf, to be taken out again when the weather is colder and I have purchased yardage in several potential background fabrics. In the meantime, I decided I wanted something light to play with, something that definitely did not require large pieces of background fabric. I had a fat quarter bundle of Doe fabrics that I love, and I decided to combine them with a few other fabrics I have in my stash to make a quilt featuring flying geese. It is a nice change from the dark and intense palettes I have been working with!
After a a solid day piecing yesterday and a a little bit of piecing today, I have enough fabric cut for about half the quilt, a stack of geese, and some bonus half square triangles. Maybe they will make a nice mini- quilt or can be used on the back of my flying geese quilt.