My Benjamin Biggs journey started in January 2014. Thanks to the monthly free blocks from Sentimental Stitches (25 blocks plus border) it has kept many of us plugging along ever since. Thinking of the border kept me going - my favourite part of this quilt. Mind you...I think I've had enough of applique buds for a wee while!
I hung the just-completed top in my Golden Ash tree for an early morning photo.
The back looked interesting in the morning light.
Mr and Mrs King Parrot were twittering at me from higher branches. I was in the way of their breakfast feeder. Excuse me, and a few minutes later ..
|Mrs King Parrot|
|Mr is politely waiting his turn|
A sewing box ! "Yummy" I thought, "How hard can it be?"
Well, it took me two solid days of work - super addictive but challenging! Luckily the instructions were very clear and thorough. Imagine a bit of fun giant's EPP combined with a great deal of invisible stitching at tricky angles (with the facial expressions to match).
Decided not to make the pattern pincushions (have plenty already) but I just love the sewing box and it plays nicely with my other accessories.
I've only started one new quilt this year ( Sarah Fielke BOM) - and the self restraint has nearly killed me! There has been so much temptation out there as you all know. But you see, I'd done a little count and frightened myself by finding that I am working on 8 different large quilts - quite enough to be getting on with for now. Ben Biggs can now rest in the quilting queue while I give more time to the others.
Am looking forward to posting a big finish next time. Can you guess which it might be?
(PS the other quilts in my progress list are Shenandoah Valley /SVBAQ, Indigo Circles/Quilty 365, Civil War Bride, Wheat and Woods, Harrison Rose, Grandmother's Garden and Sarah Fielke's BOM)