Saturday, October 14, 2017

Old Tobacco Road

When I went to the Guild retreat in September I did some prep work ahead of time on two quilts that I wanted to work on while I was there. They are both Bonnie Hunter designs, En Provence (2016 mystery) and Old Tobacco Road (free mystery pattern generously provided by Bonnie Hunter). Well, now that En Provence is ready for quilting it is time to give Old Tobacco Road some more attention.

When I last worked on OTR I had all of the sub units pieced and I needed to start sewing those together in the correct order (notice I said correct order) and then join them into rows and so on. Yesterday I started doing just that!

After sewing some of the sections together a thought came to me...there are a ton of flying geese in the border....maybe I should be using them as leaders and enders. :) And so I did!

It is looking pretty good so far except for that one solid looking black has got to go. It is sticking out like a sore thumb and my eye is drawn directly to it. There are other black rectangles being used but they blend in better because they have more texture or print and don't read as a solid. That strip is already attached so I will have to get my seam ripper out and get to work on it before I go any further.


Chantal said...

Wow! You're on a roll. Great job! So much is already accomplished. Love how it will look. Enjoy the process! ;^)

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job!
isn't it funny how some fabrics just jump up and say "look at me"!

KaHolly said...

Look at you go!

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

Looking forward to seeing Tobacco Road. Glad to see you have your quilt mojo back in gear.

Love sis