Winterwood Quilt Pattern BOM Block Two was a delight to make !
The warm browns and bright reds against the taupe/light background is a cool crisp colour combination. It was winter when I started making the Winterwood quilt, playing with fabrics that would play nice with the crisp reds in my mainly reproduction stash was proving a challenge. The brown reproduction fabrics I had been collecting over the years worked a treat, giving the quilt a coolness that looked like the winter days outside. The Camellia flowers were in bloom, inspiring the large red flowers in my quilt. They also inspired me to create bigger applique leaves in the quilt and this gave impact without being complicated. They also make the applique easy to work on and quick to complete.
At this point and time I have not got all the blocks together in the quilt top. I am still working on the borders, so I have done a temporary mock up of the design so you can see where I am headed with the Winterwood Quilt.
If you would like to join along the fun making the Winterwood Quilt, you can find the block patterns here.
The Applique E-book has all the information on the applique technique used to create the Winterwood Quilt blocks here.
How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.