Yes, this is my idea of a great progress picture, and no, I don't keep those scraps on the floor overnight. Who would want that greeting them when they walked into their sewing room!
I've got all my print pieces and parts cut for Coastal Lily, my current project and pattern by Minick & Simpson. I still need to cut my background fabric. I'm using my Fit to be Geese ruler for the geese.
For the 3 berries required for each bloom block, I'm using Karen Kay Buckely's Perfect Circles.
These templates are available everywhere online, Kimberly carries them at the Fat Quarter Shop, your local quilt shop probably carries them too.
Connecting Threads has a great tutorial on YouTube on how to use these templates. (click here for tutorial)
So here's everything I need to create my perfect circles. I'm enjoying working on these little circles in the evenings while I watch TV.
Since my berries are blue I figured I would store my berries in this handy little blueberry basket, 6 sets of three berries down, 30 more sets to go.
I've heard from a couple of quilters who are also going to make Coastal Lily and they are going to use yoyos for their berries, which I think will be very cute!
So far I'm already feeling like this lily quilt is going much faster than Carolina, not that it's a race or anything, but I'm happiest when I feel like I'm making progress, whether I'm actually making progress or not. The bright colors are cheering me up too, we've been lucky enough not to have the serious storms that are crossing the nation, but we've had more days of rain than not, so in this case, May and June showers should be bringing me Coastal Lily flowers.