Monday, January 7, 2019

Quilt, Interrupted

Yesterday I assembled all the blocks of Good Fortune, so the first job today was to press all those blocks. And here they all are:
I forgot to mention: Blue won! Most people I showed my test blocks to liked the blue chain (or "train" as I mistyped it) best. That was actually my favourite too, but it was nice to see that others felt the same.

First I sewed most of these blocks to each other:
 Then into rows:

Round about then it was time to check the letterbox, but outside there was a very strange and loud grunting noise. Further investigation revealed the source of the disturbance:

Two koalas up a tree! I don't know if they were two males arguing about territory, or a male pursuing a female, or what their story is. But it was fantastic to see them. It is a while since we saw a koala, but I've never before seen two at once.

I did get back to the piecing later, and now the body of the quilt needs two more seams sewn, and the first border is assembled ready to be attached. But there is still a lot of sewing to do before it is a completed top.

But I saw two koalas up a tree!


  1. How cool! I'm fascinated by "real live nature". You are so lucky. The quilt is looking great!

  2. Amazing Koalas!! how exciting!!
    I love how your blocks came out--the blue really is pretty...hugs, Julierose

  3. Quilt top is looking great. To have one koala is pretty good....but 2....that’s wonderful.

  4. A special sighting, good thing you took that break from the piecing. Your quilt top looks well balanced with the blue centres.

  5. This photo shows the blue much better than the earlier one. Now I like the blue as the chain.

  6. Your Good Fortune is turning out so well. I like the blue chain.

  7. I like the way you reversed the 4-patches. It works really well with the green, but when I tried it with red 4-patches it was less successful.

  8. Vireya, you keep doing sewing. "Blue Train" looks very good.
    And you also have a beautiful nature behind the window.
    When I want to see a koala, I have to go to the capital of Prague - to the zoological reserve. Marie