I finished four blocks over the weekend. Added to five I made since the last Sow-blog and I have nine new ones for a grand total of 15 blocks! I should have this top finished by 2014...
Most of these blocks are six and a quarter inches. I discovered after blowing through the first six blocks that the blade on my quarter inch foot was bent out slightly, so I was taking too large a seam. I guess I was too excited to check after the first one, so now I'm trying to be consistently a bit large on the seaming. I will have to square everything up because I have a number of sizes going from 6.25 to 6.5 and all points between!
|Paper pieced basket|
The block next to it is called Basket of Flowers. Can you see the small yellow flowers in the print?
|Basket of Flowers|
These colors are kind of 'jazzy'. I love the darker print. And I liked what happened when the zig zag print was placed in the center. I could not have planned that if I had PLANNED that!
These are not necessarily the nice dignified prints of the first couple of squares but if I do enough of a variety it should come together. Not all greens belong next to each other, but with some sashing to separate the blocks it should blend.
|Cut Glass Dish|
Let's see, if you want a queen sized quilt and your squares are six inches finished, you have to do how many blocks??? Even with two inch sashing this is going to be a project for all summer.
If you're 'sowing' along, how are you progressing?
Keep on sewing!