Back in the AtoZ Challenge 2017, I completed the 26 blocks you see below, and then some. The directions often allowed you to cut enough fabric to create 2 blocks. So I thought, why not?! I’ll have extra in case of mistakes. Well, I surprised even myself and had very little waste. So much so that there isn’t much of any of these fabrics left. There’s a familiar ring to this for me. I seem to have a knack for having just enough to do the blocks. Can you say ‘throw caution to the wind’? I must be good at that.
I also took a vote as you see in that above photo. I wanted to know which color everyone preferred as the sashing (the strips connected the blocks). I totally agreed that the blue was pretty and between the comments and FaceBook, it won the vote.
The unfortunate thing is, I am making an executive decision and using a coordinating gold fabric that there is an ample amount of and as you may notice, there are 30 blocks rather than 26. I am positive that I don’t have enough blue. There is a common theme between the 2017 and 2018 A to Z quilt construction. That common denominator is a lack of fabric as I mentioned above. I’m determined to stay out of the fabric store as long as possible in order to use up my gargantuan fabric supply. So my apologies to my votees
I have the priviledge of being around the most honest bunch of little people possible on this ‘Day After’ Daylight Savings Time change. They are letting me know in a brutally truthful manner just how much humanity in general hates this change of routine. Meltdowns are just one way I witness the contempt they have. They don’t feel good and I have to put on my best face and dig out all my resources to push through days like this. Somehow, we managed to navigate the first half of the day in this daycare without damage to life or limb.
For myself, I find my happy place in thinking about what I’m going to do after work. So I’m sharing a little bit of my latest project. Beginning with a collage of the process.
A stack of vintage blocks I’ve collected
These colors aren’t captured very well here, but I chose 3 similar ones to begin my creation
This combination was in a bundle, but set aside for another day.
Some precut strips I had in the same bundle.
Processing a plan.
The captions will tell the story, but basically I needed to combine some pastels with the 3 blocks I chose. I would have loved to use the red one, but it just wasn’t cohesive enough. It will have a quilt home though. I’m thinking, red, white and blue for its future. Would you agree?
Below is my final composition.
It will lie in this present state until after the 2018 April A to Z Challenge. It will make the perfect hand quilting project once I get to it. But the call of planning my A to Z entries is underway. The big reveal is on March 19. And remember,