After my directional dilemmas yesterday, I bit the bullet this morning and just went ahead and finished piecing my Orbit top, trying to get the patterns to match where possible, but not stressing too much if they didn't.
This is a great pattern, and although there was a lot of initial cutting, and a little extra thinking required by me as I did not have a full 13 prints to play with, the piecing was simple and a joy to make.
It is probably the first time I have ever made HSTs by simply joining 2 triangles, and there was no bias drama at all with that. (I think that is a urban myth to scare new quilters!).
Having the Modern Meadow prints all folded since I bought them, I had not had them spread out en masse, and I am so happily surprised at how bright and wonderful all the prints are.
There is still snow in the garden, and it is bitterly cold and windy, but I ventured out for a photoshoot; don't say I never do anything for you...
... and then the sun came out...
I have enough left-over fabric to piece the backing and make binding, but not sure on the wadding situation though; I think I need to have a little tidy up of the quilting corner; I can see it in my husband's eyes!
This has been a relatively early post for me; parent's evening later and I am making the most of my MacBook playing nicely, by tonight it will probably need another wallop xxx