I thought I only had 3 more of the these blocks to make, then I had another count up, and it was 4. I have actually made one too many though. I made 24 from the book, which is for our Block of the Month, and I made 7 that I drew myself. I thought I had made only 6 extra, and would then have a quilt of 30 blocks, but I had to make the extra 1 from the book. Anyway, they are all DONE! plus an extra. it is possible that I could make another 5 and have a square quilt set 6 x 6, but that is not my plan right now.
There are quite a few tulip style blocks in this quilt.
And a few that look a bit like this
then you find this strange looking flower. I had no intention of making this block, but ran out of options!
I have not worked on this quilt, not one stitch, since last August. I fell into a bit of hole with it as the placement of the birds and flowers is not really centred. I did not realise it until I added the corner blocks. No matter how much I moved these blocks about I could not get it right.
I think it is really more obvious in this photo. I should have put the bird under the end of the feather, not under the sun. Anyway, it is out now, and I will plow on with the final border. Perhaps when it is finished I might add something else into that gap.
Makes you wonder how the original quilt maker was able to get her's just right, with the tools she had then, and I can't get it right! This is the original quilt in the Smithsonian museum.
So, should I say that I WILL have this quilt finished for the Adelaide quilt show in November this year? I can give it a go.