Progress on WIPs!

Progress on WIPs!

A while back, I posted a tutorial for the Gnomes and Trees block I asked Stash Bee to make for me earlier this summer. One of the blocks went on an accidental overseas adventure, but has finally arrived safely here, so I was able to put the top together at long last.

gnomes & trees top | Flying Parrot Quilts

I added a big tree for a focal point, but am considering whether it needs some ornaments appliquéd on, or whether I just want to add some “tinsel” with a couching foot during quilting. I guess the contents of my yarn stash might answer that one!

I’ve also sandwiched and started to quilt on a giant dahlia quilt top I’ve had done for some time. Because I’ve been experimenting with battings lately, what batting to put into a quilt seems to become an ever more difficult question!

dahlias top | Flying Parrot Quilts

I haven’t made a quilt from a pattern in years, but after seeing all the beautiful fussy-cut La Passacaglia quilts that people are working on, I finally succumbed and bought the book. I’m really enjoying having a hand piecing project to work on during TV time as we work our way through Star Trek and House!

First La Pass Rosettes | Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m heading to Chattanooga later this week to go to the AQS show. I’ve never been to a national show and can’t wait!

  1. oh my goodness, your dahlias are gorgeous! (My 6 year old would say they are *dazzling*. She says that as 2 syllables, not 3 😉
    I really like the mostly monochromatic look you have going on with your cogs.
    Your gnomes and Christmas trees turned out great 🙂 I don’t think your big tree needs ornaments, or even a couched garland. Maybe add a button as a star? Of course – it’s your quilt, so what YOU think it needs matters far more than what I think it doesn’t need 🙂
    happy quilting