Here are the Fairy Tale Paper Pieced blocks that I had finished already.
1. Dwarf 5, 2. 3 Bears Beds, 3. Dwarf, 4. 3 Bears Bowls, 5. Dwarf
I still needed to make three more dwarfs, the bears’ three beds and three bowls blocks. I got those done by the middle of the month.
Now – I had to make it work into one quilt top. I decided to eliminate the bird block and the owl block. They didn’t fit that well into the fairy tale thing anyway and it made my math much easier. Then – I grouped together the blocks into the three fairy tales – upper left: Snow White, middle: Little Red Riding Hood, lower right: Goldilocks.
I lost my sewing mojo (or as a friend would call it…sewjo) for four days. On Friday and Saturday we planted 350 trees in our super clay-ey orchard. I spent Sunday recovering from that crazy adventure. Monday my sewjo was still not back and I decided to spend the day ‘nuggling’ with my new 3 year old.
Finally – last night, I felt like sewing. I started to piece my crazy blocks together…and I had all but three seams sewn before I went to bed. I did modify my layout from the initial one a bit…but I’ really liking how it flows this way.
I finished sewing those three seams today and knew I needed to add a border. I ended up adding two…and I’m really glad I did. It really frames the quilt and finishes it off. Also – the brown fabric has awesome white branches of it which remind me of the fairy tale woods.
I’m also really glad I pushed my long arm appointment back until mid May – now I have to pick all that paper off!
So…with just a few hours to spare…I FINISHED my April ‘ A Lovely Year of Finishes’ Goal.