It’s done! I decided to forge with ahead My Small World because basically, nothing else in my life was getting done with that mess in the sewing room, and I wanted to be finished with this project, the Third Hard Quilt of 2019. Here, in my backyard studio, I’m showing the finished flimsy of My Small World, a pattern by Jen Kingwell. I made some changes here and there, but it’s basically her pattern. Began in 2014, I was nudged to completion by a new Instagram Quilt-a-long #mysmallworldsewcial, where many others are still working. Let’s take each of the last two sections, one at a time:
One late night I was thrilled to discover an Eiffel Tower in one of my fabrics. I love the embroidery others had done, but it wasn’t for me.
I took the hexie bubble with me to Guatemala last week, and stitched it up while chatting with my sister/BIL (who we went to visit) and on the plane home. I brought home some illness, courtesey of the Chicken Bus airplane we flew home (kidding, it was a regular airplane but there were a lot of people sneezing, coughing, etc).
I made a teeny video of our visit to the bus depot in Antigua, where we saw a lot of Chicken Busses, so nicknamed because they can carry everything, including live chickens. If I could have figured out how to add a chicken bus to this quilt, I would have; I fell in love with them, as well as Guatemala.
I also fussy-cut a unicorn (just under the top rainbow, but everyone on IG called it a horse–his little white horn is hard to see).
Underneath the arches and hexie-bubble are bigger blocks of fabric, as I figured I was going to cut them out from behind the two structures at the end, and why waste all that piecing? I cut out the fabric from behind the rainbow (shown above) and the spikey arch and hexie-bubble:
Those arches were a grind, but I did them. I included other tips and tricks in this post.
Section six was a relief to get to, after those arches.
I liked the two blue silos, but they were a bit stark, so I added signs to them: a sewing chicken and the word Quilt.
I changed the order of the bottom row of patches around, and I just couldn’t face another eight teeny flying geese, so I did a square-in-a-square with fussy-cut horses, since this is the farm section.
I sewed those two sections together, then stitched it to the other part of the quilt I’d already completed.
Yes, I’m pretty happy to be at this point. My friend Laurel added a border to hers and I’m considering that, too.
My To-Do list of items is lengthy, all being held hostage by this quilt. Now I need to go and clean up my sewing room, vacuum, clean some bathrooms, and try to find the extra furnace filter in the garage, as well as maybe take a nap. But I’m done!!!