So, what is a mostly traditional quilter like myself doing over at Modern Quilters Ireland blog anyway? Well, when I looked at the pattern - lo and behold, it's a variation of a traditional Carpenter's Wheel block (Brackman 3811b), the Jolly Bar fabrics are vintage reproductions, and it looked perfect for what I hoped to make from these fabrics - a summer table-topper. And, after all I am 25% Irish! Why not?
Yesterday saw the completion of Week 2's instructions and much of Week 3, which I finished stitching late this afternoon. Here is Week 2:
And Week 3:
The camera always sees better than my eye. Here's what I saw when I first focused on the corners for Week 3:
After a little "frog stitching" and a few minutes later:
Ah, much better!
My "rainbow" is a bit lacking as the colorways of the Vintage Picnic fabric line do not include yellow, and my fabric stash is not plentiful in traditional rainbow hues either. But I'm happy with where this project is headed and hope to have it completed very soon for our summer dining room table.
Linking up with the Modern Quilters Ireland blog.