|These blocks are on a full-sized bed and they make up 1/3 of a king-sized quilt for my own bed.|
I told you all about my latest project in my previous post. I'm tying out the quilt-as-you-go method I heard about on sewtakeahike. My plan is to divide the 56 blocks I need to complete my quilt into 3 color catagories:
- blue/greys with black centers (done!)
- pinkish with blacks centers (halfway done!)
- purple/blacks with grey centers (not started yet.)
I couldn't bring myself to make each block the same. I just got too repetitive and I worried about running out of a specific color of fabric. You see, I have no idea how much fabric I'll need. Some of the fabric I'm using are from old clothes, so yardage is difficult to determine. After I finished the first 19 though, I have a better idea of what I need.
The unifying elements in this quilt are as follows:
- all blocks are log cabin style made with 2" wide strips
- all blocks contain tie-dyed fabic in blue, pink, or purple
- all blocks will have a black or grey center square.
- all blocks contain both black and grey.
I've started the pinkish ones today. They are quite a bit wilder than the blue/greys. I'm not all the way sold on them yet, but I'm sticking to the original plan. They'll only make up a third of the overall quilt and I can hide them around the edges if they continue to bother me.
Take a look at a few pinkish ones I did Saturday morning:
We'll just have to see how this all works out.....
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Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,