Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lifetime Quilt Number 200 - Due South

So once I had the perfect combination and placement of my geese, sewing them together was a breeze.  I sometimes struggle with setting triangles but this pattern has you cut them large then trim the sides to size, thank you Miss Rosie!

The next step is to add the outer border of geese.

This is the print I used to piece my star blocks.  I used the cityscapes for the stars leaving the city name print intact.  I struggled with how to use what I had leftover and finally decided to add the city name print between the center of the quilt and the outer border.

Once it was on I liked it, but I had to think it over for a day or two, probably just because it's different from the pattern.

But now I feel like those geese are heading to interesting and exotic locals, not just up and away.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 200
It finished at 77" x 86"
The fabric is by Cotton + Steel and Rifle Paper Co
The pattern is Due South by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co and is in her latest book, Farmhouse Favorites.
It has approximately 839 pieces.

Here's the pattern pic.

Here's a closeup of my additional border.

I fretted a little over my fabric choice for this quilt, after all it's my 200th finish, something special, plus I've had this pattern on my to-do list for years, and I didn't want to wait all that time to mess up the pattern with a poor fabric selection.   But now that it's done I could not be happier with the overall look.

Did you have a View Master?  Do you even know what a View Master is, lol?  I had one, and the majority of my viewing disks were travel related, I particularly remember a disk about Holland with beautiful colorful pictures of tulips, windmills, ladies in blue dresses with white aprons and white pointy hats, and wooden shoes.  So it was an easy choice to use this view master print for the back of my travel themed Due South.

So I may be the first person to have a finish for the Miss Rosie Year of Thelma Sew Along, but I think there are several more in the works. I'll be sure to share pictures when I get them, and remember, you have all year to finish your entry for the parade.

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