I'm also crushing on getting together with my quilting amigos again to work on a common project. This time we are jointly making the Free Fall quilt to donate to our guild's charity project. Free Fall is a quilt designed by Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon. She is running a quilt along for this pattern right now, so you can join us if you like.
As my friends and I only get together about once a month for group sewing, we started out a bit behind. We spent our day together sifting through our fabrics making choices on fabrics for the smaller leaves and then cutting them.
We divided the leaf packs and took them home to sew as homework. This is my progress as of Sunday night.
There are 8 blocks with small leaves on a shadow leaf background. I took three of these. The photo above gives you an idea of what the completed block will look like. The photo below gives you an idea of some of the other colours we will be using.
In the end the palette for this quilt moved away from blues chosen originally for the small leaves, to greens and light oranges with a few accents of purples and browns. It will be a colourful and happy quilt. I am happy that my friends agreed to work on this quilt along with me as things continue to be quite busy for me, so I don't have to stress about keeping up.
Did you notice the bright white background in the photo . That's something I'm quite excited about, and the third thing I'm crushing on this week. I bought a Tasmanian sewing table from Nova Sewing in Hamilton Ontario. My wonderful husband picked it up and put it together for me.