Sandra @mmmquilts! published the first piecing instructions for the Freefall QAL last Monday, April 3rd. I had time Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday to give the piecing my attention. I started by going through all the instructions on Monday afternoon, and I realized that I had not cut enough of one of the pieces for the “floating leaves” in my fabric prep. Oops. I also knew that I was feeling a bit frazzled on Monday, so I took my time and went through all the steps to make one block. That left me feeling confident and ready to piece the rest on Tuesday.
I did alter the piecing instructions and opted to cut larger 3-inch by 4-inch rectangles to use in the paper piecing option for the large point at the top of the leaf. I really like having excess fabric to trim and my brain wasn’t sorting out the more elegant / less wasteful method Sandra has in her instructions.
I just love how the saturated Alison Glass sunprints glow against the dark black fabric (a Northcott print I picked up from my LQS to be the backing for my Meadow Mystery quilt) that I am using for my “shadow” leaf. The rainbow of colors and a bit of time sewing really helped ground me this week.
New instructions come out on Monday, so I’m done with time to spare. Whew!
Linking up with the Freefall Linkup #2 at mmmquilts!