Yesterday’s quilt was Day is Done. Today’s quilt is Good Morning Sunshine.
Good Morning Sunshine is a finally finished wonky log cabin UFO.
I love the idea of “wonky” because you don’t have to measure anything. The strips can be cut freehand . Nothing needs to be precise. I even chain pieced the strips onto the 10 1/2″ square flannel foundation. Just like paper piecing except you don’t have to remove the paper. Because it is done on a flannel foundation, no batting will be required when I quilt it.
When I was looking for something in my very cluttered sewing room, I came across this little quilting design from someones blog…..I discovered later it was from Cindy Roth back in 2012.
I asked you to wish me luck when quilting because feathers and I don’t always get along. It is something I have avoided while machine quilting.
Well, I can say for a feather beginner, I didn`t do too badly. The spines are wiggly, the feathers somewhat wonky, but overall it does resemble Cindy`s drawing.. I am pleased with the effort.
I haven`t totally mastered feathers yet, but I can do them in all directions and am feeling much more confident.
One thing I did do this time was mark the spines onto the quilt. I don`t normally mark my quilts. I`ve always worried about the ink not coming off.
I used Mark B Gone.
After the completion of each row, I used a piece of wet batting and rubbed it over the blue mark. The ink was easily removed.
Because this quilt was pieced onto a flannel foundation, batting wasn`t required. I used a double layer of canary yellow flannel (yes, it will surely wake you up in the morning yellow). If I was doing this again, I think a single layer of flannel would be enough.
The quilting design showed up nicely on the plain flannel.