15 July 2020

a winter furtle ...

Happy July ! its now the middle of the year and the world is still in the midst of a global pandemic and I still haven't finished my Midnight at the Oasis quilt ... but I AM getting closer !!  so its time for a little furtle around ...

I did hope to get the top done by the end of June but I've adjusted my plans - we're all probably getting pretty good at adjusting plans these days - and now I have a new plan !

I finally finished the orange peels and then finished sewing down the appliqued circles on the centre piece - I also changed out one of the triangles in the centre piece as well. I've now sewn the centre block and the orange peel border together and I've added the applique border too !

Now I have to finish sewing down the stems around the corner basket blocks and also applique the flowers to the baskets - I'm hoping to get that finished by the end of this week.

then its onto the Churn Dash blocks - I need to sew another 40 odd 4 inch blocks - I've made a few and its been fun playing with all the fabric combos - how many fabrics can I use in one tiny block ?!?!!

As I've already finished the checkerboard border and the final courthouse steps border, once I sew all the churn dash blocks I can sew all the borders together - so my new plan is to have the top finished by next month's Furtle post - if I can stop changing and rearranging that is !!

Thanks for popping by - I hope you are staying safe and well and enjoying life as much as possible in these crazy times ! I'm constantly thankful for this creative outlet that I love and that I can retreat into when it all gets too overwhelming :)

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  1. Hooray, you’ve furtled!! MATO is looking magnificent and I can’t wait to see how far you get by the end of the month! Thanks for furtling!

  2. I learned a new word today, i.e. furtle! Your Midnight quilt-to-be is looking fabulous!

  3. How nice to know you're still making during these challenging days. Are you still working? I think so, as New Zealand hasn't had Coronavirus as badly as the rest of the world. Your project is so labor-intensive! I admire you for doing all that piecing and appliqué. Your dedication is admirable! Of course though, I know it's good therapy too. I'm so grateful for my productive place to be safe during these endless stay-at-home days. I long for the year we can return to normal.

  4. Not sure my last comment went through. Your quilt is turning out so lovely! You are doing great. eHUGS!!!


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