...and a lot of unfinished projects. So, why am I showing you new yummy fabrics that probably won't get put together (except in ziplock baggies) for quite some time instead of all the progress I have made on this quilt?
Well, I am really close to being done. I have had to think about each step, because I want it as close to perfect as it can be. I don't want to say, "I wish I had ______" about any part of the quilt. And by waiting, hopefully I will make up for the day I had 3 (yes 3!) separate blog posts asking for your input. (Thank you, by the way)
So, for all you concrete-sequential people, I am sorry. But for all my fellow abstract-randoms, here goes!
My sister's helped me group these fabrics and lay them out in rows. Lesha was helping me know which photo was the far left one so I wouldn't forget when I make this quilt next February...or she was telling me I am a loser...
So, here are the photos, in order, that I will use as reference when I get to cutting. These are rows 1 and 2. Each row has 3 different fabrics.
My sister, Marcie, made a gorgeous quilt from a Kaffe Fassett book (can't remember which) that I am styling this quilt after. Here are rows 3 and 4 (with a little peek of row 2 - so I can remember). Once she gets her blog up and running and posts about it, I will share with you.
(Did I mention it was gorgeous?? OK. Good)
Her blocks were a 6" center, but I am going to go 8". I want to show off as much of these gorgeous prints as possible. Here's part of row 4, row 5 and the start of row 6. You get the idea.
Each block will have the large square with a smaller rectangle and a square on the left or right side of the square.
On one block the square will be on top of the rectangle, and on the next block (same colorway, same row) the square will be below the rectangle.
It will be pretty straight forward, but I will need to *keep track of where I am in the row.
With the fabric I have, I will be able to do 9 blocks for each row. It should finish as a generous king size quilt.
I will always remember the fun...and confusion...we had putting it together. It was funny how all 3 of us girls were all looking at it from our own unique perspective, saying the same thing, but it came out totally opposite. Each one of us had the top in a different place!! If you were listening in, you could tell we are sisters!
I love sewing with those girls, who are, of course, ladies. But to me, they will always be the girls. :)