Okay ~ so this month's Cool Tool is the Wing Clipper by Studio 180 Designs. It really is
a cool tool that makes 10 different size flying geese using just the one tool. (Sorry, Eleanor Burns. I do love your flying geese tool also, but this one has a tiny bit less waste and makes all of those sizes instead of just one. Hope you'll forgive me!) Anywho.....I confess to starting this project about a year or so ago. It's called Atlantic Flyway and is designed by the same gal that designed the ruler. Life at the shop evidently called for it to come off the design wall. It ended up in a box and not quite done. When we made the Wing Clipper the Cool Tool, I all of a sudden remembered this project. So...out of the box and back onto the design wall. I had pretty much been at the spot where those star corner blocks came into play. Well ~ those guys were my nemesis for a while! I just couldn't seem to get the right color combo going. This is what I ended up with. I just sewed everything on tonight except those last four borders. I put it on the living room floor and balanced on a table to get this picture. What do you think? The original pattern calls for a light, plain block in all four corners, and even though I like to make store samples "just like the pattern", I don't think I can bring myself to do that. So, after Applique Society tomorrow, I am sewing those last four borders on and calling it ready for quilting. I MUST finish this before the month of the Wing Clipper is over!!
Boy ~ did we get some fabric this week or what? A gorgeous group came called Treasures by the gal who originated the Shabby Chic look. It lives up to its name, all right. And food ~ french fries, mushrooms, apples, bread, red potatoes, strawberries, cherries, corn on the cob, and more! We were getting hungry just looking at them. A train print came in, some batiks, flames, and a few odds and ends of basics. I managed to get them all scanned and ready for this month's flash drives ~ yippee!!
Last night the retired guy and I went to the Fair. We supported 4-H with our parking and one of the county high schools got our dinner money! We wandered around and saw the four legged critters and enjoyed just being
at the Fair. The quilts on display were wonderful......sew much skill! One more day if you get a chance to go. And the talented young people who have their work on display ~ WOW!
I need to go get that project off the living room floor and finish cleaning up the kitchen. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.