I completed the pieced portion of Miss Rosie's Allemande quilt yesterday - wahoo! I made it using Moda's Faded Memories fabric collection. This project was a long time in finishing - I started it early last year and had to put it aside after it started to drive me koo-koo (sadly, a very short trip). But my second attempt at assembly went much more smoothly when I relaxed about fabric and piece placement and just grabbed pieces randomly. What freedom!
I didn't think I would like the finished quilt because I'm not much into pastels, and assumed this quilt would be going to live with my Mom. But guess what - I love it! The pictures don't do it justice, for sure. It's hard to capture this quilt's beauty with my digital camera.
One little snafu - I was planning to dive right into the mitered borders, but when I went to cut them out yesterday, discovered I don't have enough of my border fabric. I don't know how that happened, as I tend to overbuy. If the pattern calls for 2-1/2 yards, I'll buy 3. But, I'm short and will need to see what else I can find. I was planning to use the same dark pink print as I used in the big pinwheels, but maybe I'll have to improvise. The borders will be scalloped after it comes back from the machine quilter, which will be another first for me!