Jan 16, 2013
After having pluses up on my design wall for a few weeks I decided I wasn't really feeling the design. While I liked just a few colorful pluses together, it was becoming too busy for me as it grew. I know some people love a cacophony of color in a quilt, but everyone's tastes are different and mine definitely fall at the quieter end of the spectrum.
So, I started moving blocks around, adding in some solid white blocks and now I'm much happier with where it's going. I still have a long way to go because, WOW, did I underestimate how many squares it would take to make even a smallish quilt! As I was redesigning the layout, I sat down with my sketch book and finally calculated how many blocks I would need to make a 36x48 quilt. That would be 432 - 161 solid whites and 271 colors/prints! I didn't have quite that many (ok, not even close) left over so I'll be digging into my scraps and cutting some more.
I'm in no rush with this one though which is a good thing because I know it's going to take me a while to piece all those squares!
I'm also making progress on my baby solids which is now sandwiched and ready for quilting. I can't wait to finish that one up!
And, in super exciting (to me) news, my dysfunctional camera lens is finally at the camera doctor! I shipped it off over the weekend and have received notice that it was successfully received. Now I just hope it can be fixed quickly without costing an arm and a leg. I can't wait to take decent pictures again!