Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We Return Now To Our Regularly Scheduled Project

Before Paris, I was working on this project from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine; it is called Follow The Leader



I resumed work this past weekend and have made quite a bit more progress.  This is not a difficult pattern (so far, at least), but it is rather labor-intensive because of the pieced border.

I started putting together the "columns."  The uneven 9-patch blocks are joined with setting triangles in long strips, then the strips are joined using a thin strip of dark lattice between each pieced strip. 


I have five of the seven columns pieced.  I numbered each with a pinned on label as an aid to getting them in the right order when I sew them all together with the lattice strips.  This is something I learned from experience, the kind of experience you don't want to have, when it all goes wrong!  But now I know to label!


The name Follow The Leader probably came from the flying geese border.  I'm looking for a name for my version, am thinking something to do with traveling.  Maybe Flying South?  Or Traveling Light?

3 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

I love this quilt. It's on my 'to do' list.

Thelma said...

Your quilt is lovely, did you notice the quilting detail on the cover quilt, WOW, are you planning the same?

Vicky said...

How about Solo Flight? Or Frequent Flyer? I'm terrible with names. The quilt is stunning! Can't wait to see it all finished up!