I'm not sure what caused it-
... maybe it was having to admit in writing that progress on the sampler quilt has come to a resounding halt,
...or maybe it was seeing the beautiful quilt top that Cat has already made up with her blocks from the Modern Sampler Bee,
... but something has spurred me into action again on the sampler quilt again. I'm pleased to announce that there has been progress made.
Its probably tempting fate to admit this in writing, but I didn't use my quick unpick once while making up this paper pieced block! How amazing is that? I think it's a record for me.
I probably should have paid more attention when I started the Split Ohio Star. I was SURE that I was making a 12 inch block, but it would seem that I wasn't! Ah well, nothing that a border won't fix. I must admit that I have my doubts about so much orange in the border and I may still cut this border down to a narrow orange strip surrounded by dark grey border. It depends what it looks like next to the other quilt blocks.
Finally, I decided to sew Everything Equal from Modern Blocks. It was quick and easy to sew and I like its simplicity among the other more complicated blocks. As I am drawing towards the end of this quilt, it was good to do a scrappy block- my aqua supplies are getting very low! I played with the idea of having one row of orange and one of aqua, but I'm glad that I decided to stick with grey and aqua.
|I don't know why that lower aqua strip looks wonky in the photo- it isn't in real life!|
I have decided to change the format of the collage a bit. It will now represent the finished quilt top and will have blank spaces where blocks are missing. Hopefully this will give me yet more motivation to keep sewing and get this finished.