Modify Tradition quiltalong. Here are the 12" blocks that I've made. Two blocks, bow tie and nine-patch, I made in 6" versions, because I like the idea of having blocks of different sizes. I also plan to add a few plain setting blocks in the 6" size to give the eye a place to rest in this busy quilt. I did not make Courthouse Steps, because, while I like that block, I don't like it alone, as it would be in a sampler. I am considering making four of them in the 6" size, but so far have resisted the overpowering urge to sit down and figure out the math (joke, right?). A few posts ago, I showed some of the blocks I had made to that point. Here are some of the later ones.
Old Maid's Puzzle
Lady of the Lake
To tell the truth, I'm not 100% in love with this quilt so far. I am battling a traditional dislike of samplers, and I'm not loving the colours so much anymore. However, I know that I go through this honeymoon-is-over phase with all my quilts, so I'm reserving judgment. I think I'm going to use a very thin sashing between the blocks. Initially my inclination was t have no sashing at all, but I think it will be too busy without some kind of separation. But just the thinnest of sashing, maybe three-quarters of an inch. I have two candidates in mind for the sashing: a deep red and a dark turquoise. They both look good, but very different.
It was really cold this morning, and my fingers were like chunks of ice, pinning these blocks up on the line to take a photo. I kept thinking how warm the quilt would be once they were all sewn together. I may love it then.
P.S. It's Friday - everyone's been sewing and now they're telling. I'm counting this as a finish since I have completed all the blocks, so I'm logging this post on Amy's page. Go check out the awesomeness here!