"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blocks are Pieced...

I finished piecing and trimming the blocks
for my latest quilt...
(I need to come up with another name...
this doesn't look like a mailbox to me at all!)

They are up on my Design Wall
and will "percolate" for a couple of days.
I keep seeing the same fabrics together and
am moving a block to break up the pair.

(I've already moved a block to break up the light blue squares in the middle.)

I started sewing the blocks with two sets of matching fabric,
but was having a difficult time arranging the blocks 
without the same fabrics being next to each other.
I decided the second half of the blocks would have
four different fabrics in each.

Doing this made the arranging a little easier.
The yellow isn't quite as bright in person,
but it adds a nice punch to the top.

Begin sewing all of these blocks together.


Happy Quilting!!


Libby in TN said...

I think the hardest part of scrappy -- even controlled scrappy -- is just what you're going through. Many times I have spent more time "percolating" the setting than actually making the blocks!

Podunk Pretties said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one that does the quilt stare. Sometimes I sit with a cup of coffee, feet propped up on the sewing table just staring at the design wall. I sat a stared at your quilt for awhile, searching the hollow depths of my brain for a name....since it's hollow I came up with nothing! As I mentioned in an earlier post the solids seem to float so I couldn't stop thinking....Floating this and floating that.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Sometimes the most fun part of making the design is moving the blocks around to get the layout right. I take photos along the way so I can view them on-screen, and go back to an earlier layout if one was better.