As I've been so busy over the last few weeks with 'Flightless Beauty' - my Ostrich Challenge' from last year -I've not had any time to dedicate to my current 'Ostrich'.
For those of you recent visitors an 'Ostrich' Challenge is like a round robin but flightless as you do all the work yourself and you have the chance to 'stick your head in the sand' and opt out of one month only if you so desire. This one is being run by a UK Yahoo quilting group I belong to and you have to post a photo each month to receive the following month's instructions
From previous posts you may recall I've foolishly decided to do two this year - one a sofa throw and the other a wall hanging. Last month the challenge was Quarter Square Triangles which I proudly posted my paltrey efforts. This month was stars.
As you can see from the above 'in progress' picture of the sofa throw I've managed to attach those four QST's at the corners - big deal - but for me it's a challenge as I hate piecing and particularly matching points! Not surprisingly I shall work some applique between them on the cream and grey backgrounds - this will most likely be Celtic Knotwork to tie in with the centre although I can't decide on a common colour for both and I haven't enough of the grey to do mirror images.
The single solitary uneven (deliberately) star will be joined by several cream mates dotted around the July round on the turquoise background.
These two rounds will most probably have one or more thin borders between them and the butterflies from further into the centre of the piece might just breed and dance a little further out into the quilt.
The little 4" blocks for the wallhanging are still in the planning stage - they may or may not be completed by the end of this month
It can hardly claim to be my finished July effort but as I've been so tied up with it's last year mate I think this month I should get away with completing it later - now I wonder what August's challenge will be.........
PS - I haven't forgotten to photograph the Flightless Beauty - I should get round to that this afternoon