I was able to get a lot of sewing done over this past week. First up was the 2nd and 3rd blocks for the BOM (pieced) that I've designed and am posting on my blog. Got the block instructions written and sent off to Susan N for testing/proofreading, and my sample blocks made. Bock two gets posted on the 1st, so that has been set aside. Will do more on that this week or next because I need to start the instructions for the border/setting units.
Then over the weekend I was sewing with a group of friends who work on UFO's each month and I made a lot of progress on the Wedding quilt. There are three distinct blocks in this quilt and I made blocks for two of them this weekend. With the ones that I already have made I now have the following made:
String Geese - 12 out of 36 needed
Single Goose - 25 out of 72 needed
Goose w/triangle - 12 out of 72 needed
Total blocks made = 49 out of 180 needed or 27.2% done! (Yes, I'm a numbers geek. <S>)
I then went to lay them out to take a picture of the blocks so that I could see how they are starting to go together and realized that I'd forgotten to flip the block pattern so that the blocks would come out correctly (they are pp'd). So the next thing I had to do was then fix the layout so that it would work with the way I'd made the blocks because I wasn't remaking them. New layout is shown to the left.
With this done I was able to layout a few of the blocks to see how it is starting to take shape. Love how all of the colors are playing together - well for the most part at any rate. This quilt is scrappy, and my typical MO for quilts like this is to make a multi-fabric background to for it. I say multi-fabric because I'm not using scraps for the background on this quilt, but cutting from yardage and FQs.
I have at least a dozen different fabrics cut so far and there will be more as I need more pieces. It wasn't until I laid out these blocks today though that I realized how much one of them stands out from the others. The background piece in the third block from the top right of the picture is bugging me.....it is a cream tone-on-tone fabric, but really shows up as much lighter than everything else in this picture.
So I'm not sure if I'll keep it or not. Any opinions?