Those words often fly from my mouth in the company of small children, especially when their shouts and screams are heard over the buzz of the sewing machine, and my intervention has been requested!
Anyway, enough of my parenting style, here is my little dabble in green.
The Pantone colo(u)r of the year is Emerald. The official colour is not what I would particularly call emerald, but what do I know? Ali of a²(w) however has deemed all green as good green when it comes to the Quilt Challenge.
I do love green, but more the brighter, limier(?), grassier greens, and this was blatantly apparent when I searched for suitable fabrics. However a few trusty Summersville scraps and a FQ of ELB's Quilt Blocks fitted the bill, with a few others thrown in for luck.
I toyed with the idea of flying geese, and then had those pesky flying monkeys from the Emerald Forest, going round in my head; although it is not officially the Emerald Forest is it, just the Emerald City I think - but I am not a fan, so it's all a bit lateral thinking. I do know the monkeys are really blue, but you get the gist!!
Anyway, long ramble short, bring on the Flying Monkeys cushion...
|Pre-quilting, in the sunshine.|
I was going to quilt the panel in my thread of choice Aurifil 50wt 2021, but it looked just a little too skinny, so I unpicked and went with a lovely green 40wt (2888), and it looks way better.
I sashed with linen to make it up to about 17" square, then French seamed the two sides together. Flea Market Fancy green seeds and some more Quilt Blocks with a 16" cushion pad, job done.
|They're in the trees, they're coming!|