I am feeling like I may be a little insane, but I have decided to join the My Small World quilt along
being hosted by John
, and A Colorful Life
. People are posting their progress over on Instagram with the hashtag: mysmallworldQAL if you want to see other quilters' interpretations.
I started Part I today and simply began picking through my huge mounds of scraps, making decisions as I went along. I chose to use some blue in my sky (there are kites and dots), and also cut a strip (rather than a square) of some flying geese. So far, I've managed to complete about 3/4ths of Part I. The piecing is tiny and so there is a little wonkiness in my construction (although I am not worrying about any of that!). I am also trying to not use templates unless I absolutely have to...instead I'm doing the math and using simpler construction techniques (for example, I made HSTs and trimmed them down for the pinwheel blocks rather than cut 1.5" triangles!!!!). I also used a stitch and flip method to make the roof of the house on the bottom left and also the arrow.
I am planning to make my quilt a bit larger with some of my own creative ideas (the quilt as written is 33" X 52"). I want to add a river below the town, and have some countryside represented (since I live in the mountains). We'll see if I end up having the patience to do that!!