Moving Good Fortune on has been the subject of my goal this month, and not a comment on my progress. Unfortunately, most of the time the activity was mental: thinking about what to do with these blocks.
|Good Fortune blocks on 2 May|
In the photo they look good together, and probably the more there are the better they will blend together. However, close-up these just do not rock my boat! In addition to these blocks I found these pieces and partly assembled units. Not enough to make a quilt, so what then?
There were enough block units to make two more blue/green blocks and one red/orange block:
which can all go to join my orphan blocks, or back in the scraps.
More than two weeks had passed with no more progress than three blocks assembled, giving twelve blocks on my design wall. But then, 23 May, came the Zoom meeting of the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild, at least of half a dozen members. One asked what the project was on my wall, and then followed a brainstorm session on what I could turn these blocks into, and how. Aren't quilting friends wonderful?!
I decided I didn't want to make any more blocks, but would use what I had along with denim from old jeans to make a project bag. It is large enough to carry a cutting mat or a quilting hoop along with the fabric supply and box of sewing tools to bee or workshop. I've no idea when I'll be able to use it: whenever the Covid restrictions have been lifted.
The next days I was cutting the jeans into strips, piecing odd pieces of wadding (after all, this is a scrap project):
and preparing to quilt:
Having free motion quilted the patchwork blocks I'm now quilting straight lines along the borders and base with the walking foot.
I have just finished the quilting,
I think that qualifies as reaching my goal this month; I aimed to decide what to do with the Good Fortune project and move it on. I have certainly done that, and come so far that the end is in sight.
[Interesting phenomenon: my Fitbit recognises quilting with the walking foot as WALKING: 40 steps taken just now during 2 minutes quilting!! 😄]
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