Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Possum Magic Update - Border # 3 Dazed and Confused

Possum Magic update time!!

This time round I Serena's Quilt and I was super excited as for once I had a preconceived plan....I know unheard of round here lately!!

Don't get too excited, it's never straight forward in the OWB house. For those of you new to the House of OWB and have no idea what I'm gabbling on about pop over here and catch up....I'll wait...

So this is Serena's centre

Which she then sent to Carla who did this to it

Patchwork circle of geese block with two clockwise circles 

 At which point Carla then sent it to Jane who then added the squares

At which point it arrived on my doorstep.I knew that the centre was from Piece by Numbers , which is incidently where I got my Ladybug pattern for Carla's quilt from, and that the 1st border was a variation of that.

 But I hadn't seen Jane's addition as she hasn't had much time to blog since she became Editor in Chief of Make Modern the newest online Quilting Mag.

Luckily she did what I hoped and that was a rainbow colour saturated block of some kind....Booyah!
I wanted to do more geese and on a light background but not in a circular configuration but still keeping a curved theme....so began my journey with the dazed and confused geese....and my seam ripper!!!

A simple concept?...absolutely.....technical difficulty?...not great ....ability to turn your brain to mush at the end of the day? ....without a hint of a doubt!!!!

The slow part was my brain could only do one block at a time, even though I had the fabrics all picked out, I couldn't do speed piecing as the orientation of the blocks required you to sometimes sew on the printed side of the paper and sometimes on the blank side!!!

Recipe for late night swearing in the NTH DEGREE....then I found out halfway through that I was going to run oput of my favourite Heath in Grey, I didn't have another yard stashed......and wait for it....it is now out of print!

My undies were so twisted it's a wonder I could sew straight.!!

Instagram to the rescue ...my peeps sent out a call and lovely Anne from @elmosmate sent me some scraps while I waited for the last yard on the Earth to come from ScrappyGirl on Etsy.

And she's done!!
But not quite....teal geese on top decided to try and buck the flow, which I only noticed after I posted a pic on IG. AAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH

Fixed the next day and I sent her on her way.

This was the mess left on my floor and if you looked inside my head my brain would match 

 linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday and Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday.

Also WIP Wednesday which I haven't done in forever!!