Last November I started sewing along with Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery QAL, Good Fortune. I deviated from her color scheme so I called my version Patriotic Duty. I mostly stayed on pace with the mystery, because I was only do 1/4 the # of blocks. Once the reveal came I wasn’t really feeling the love so it went in time out. In 2019 it went on the UFO list but was passed over every time I had to choose a project. LOL! Finally it was chosen this month, only because my other options involved quilting. Goodness, am I good at avoiding or what! I was able to get the top together right as October began, so this OMG was going to be done quickly. But surely I could take it further than just the top stage? Wait, wasn’t I trying to avoid machine quilting?!!
Last Saturday dawned bleak and rainy and it was time, nothing else to do but quilt!
I usually start with no real plan and as I quilt each section reveals it’s motifs. I started with diagonal through the red/cream blocks. Then I went on to the brown sections. While doing that I decided point to point in the HSTs and then piano keys in the long cream section. But what to do in the pinwheels? I really wanted to do a point to point motif, but for some reason I decided stripes. I’m not sure about them now, but they are staying. LOL! Then I went with diagonal lines in the outer borders and it was time to bind!
And now I am happy to present, my Patriotic Duty!
From a distance you can’t even tell I sliced off EVERY ONE of the points on the outer border along the edge!! And I don’t even care! Done is better than perfect. And, I am NEVER doing another pieced outer border. EVER! Wavy as all get out!