Piecing in Portland 5

Another UFO that has been sitting in a box waiting for attention.  Really all I did was sew four seams and this was a finished top!  But I had been deliberating about offsetting the rows.  In the end we decided the straight setting was perfect. 
This is a big quilt.  Too big (and white) to take out into the winter wind on the rocks.  And so big it drapes nicely over the bed, but not so great for photos. 
 I might have finished this quilt top and found yet another perfectly matching backing for my quilt!  
(I tell you Widebacks has a great range!)
BUT this one is going to sit awhile before I come to a decision about how to ask the long armer to quilt it...and find the money!
This neglected wall hanging got dragged to Portland.  I loved the pattern but didn't read it before hand and just assumed it was a little wallhanging.  But it is not.  So the temptation to make it bigger, eg lap size was great.
Vicki helped me with the maths to get the Raspberry flying geese to work.  I had cut them all out with the Go cutter, so I was sure they were correct.  But let me assure you I spent a lot of time unpicking and re sewing seams to get them to fit.  Obviously my original quarter inch seam in the first place was not true.  So after a fair bit of mucking around it all worked out just fine.
I am in love with this Raspberry shade of red.  
But this project is going back in its box for me to contemplate its future eg. does it get another border and if so is it flying geese?
Happy quilting Sue.


  1. You are amazing how much sewing you get finished!! Love your flying geese, but maybe something different in the next border??

  2. Dare I say mini churn dash blocks all the way around.......

  3. Such a happy basket quilt. Doesn't it feel good to have it assembled?
    The raspberry flying geese look really good, in spite of how much grief they gave you. : )

  4. So many seams and so much opportunity for the pieces to quietly grow. Gotta keep an eye on those measurements. Lovely work.

  5. You've made great progress on both quilts. Love the addition of the raspberry flying geese.

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