In an attempt to rectify this, I hereby set the following April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes:
Finish the orchard quilt.
Over the last couple of weeks I finished quilting my Sierra Blanca mountain quilt (hopefully a post on that will be coming), and over the weekend started working on the orchard quilt as well as a warm sort-of-whole-cloth thing that I'll also share sometime soon.
You may remember when last we saw it the orchard was just some disparate painted trees and background. After some consultation with my mom, I planned the composition and over the weekend pieced together the foreground. I also tiled the background; this is a technique we learned in Gloria Loughman's class that I'd wanted to try. The sky was cut up from the piece of fabric I painted in the class and I laid out the pieces in a tumbling block/star pattern. For now they're just fused, but will be sewn down during quilting.
Up next, the trees!
I'm going to link up with Fiber of All Sorts of course, but also with the lovely Lee over at WIP: Wednesday (if I remember this time-sigh). Happy quilting to all!