This has been a long time coming. I finally got Moda BlockHeads 1 finished. My big hold up was the borders. I wanted to do something fancy and different for the borders, and had an idea to add a flying geese border, then an outer border or two. I made a gazillion flying geese and started attaching them as a border. And it looked like this:
Do you see how rippley that is? Honestly, I looked at that hanging over my balcony railing for months not sure what to do about it. So I finally took it off. There is so much going on with all those sampler blocks that I decided to keep the border much more simple and be done with it.
I did cut strips from my leftover fatquarters and made a scrappy inner border, then added a plain outer border of light background fabric.
All in all, I am satisfied. Gosh, it was such a fun project to do. I used a very large assortment of Kansas Troubles fabrics for the quilt top. There are 60 six-inch blocks, plus one center applique block (which is the size of four 6″ blocks). The top is around 71″ square. Whew, those blocks represent a lot of hours of work!
Now for the quilting. I always send my quilts out to be professionally quilted and typically opt for an all-over quilting design. So, you long arm quilters out there, answer a question for me if you will: The applique blocks are a little stiffer because of the fusible interfacing. Is that a problem when doing an all-over quilting design?
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!