So I sewed and sewed, happy as the flowers in May, knowing that I would actually achieve a quilt top finish before child no 2 enters our lives. Yay!
Ta-da, here is my finished Quilt Now Mystery BOM quilt top!!
I really, really love it!!! It is by no means perfect. Some of those skills were not my forte and are a bit lacking in precision and talent, but oh I am so glad I gave them all a go. I think my favourite new-to-me technique was the needleturn appliqué (which I really want to do more of in the future) and I also loved trying out the no-waste method of making flying geese.
I may have said before that I found myself quite surprised to jump in with the Quilt Now magazine's Mystery BOM right from the start, mainly because that word "mystery" doesn't tend to do it for me normally. Joining a Mystery BOM or QAL involves NOT knowing what you are making ahead of time and that's not usually something I want to commit to (control freak alert). However, this was definitely the right one to throw my inhibitions away on. It did what it said on the tin and introduced new skills to try across a small selection of blocks with each issue of the magazine, and you know, if I really hadn't enjoyed it I could have just stopped at some point. But, the team at Quilt Now were right to trust Reene with their first ever BOM project and I say thanks to them and to Reene for the challenges and fun along the way.
Now I'm off to store this pretty flimsy away carefully until I have the time to baste and quilt it - maybe a touch of hand quilting this winter if I'm lucky!