Over the last few days i managed to get the last 8 of the Block A’s finished for this quilt top! Yayyyy!
Here they all are, just pinned on the wall in my sewing room!
I finally got a rhythm going on these as they weren’t the usual long strip sets that we have been used of making so far.
but i was able to make short strips sets and chain piece two blocks at a time (just to keep it manageable and not repeat colours)
Each fabric is used twice 9 colours for the outer part of the blocks and 9 for the lighter contrast .
here are the last 8 blocks closeup
so that part is done now on to the irish chain part of it, and i realize i still havn’t taken a picture of the design, will do that tonight, Promise!
I had hoped to head about an hours south last weekend to get some of the solid fabric in this line for the chain fabric but the roads were very bad, lots of snow and ice and just wasn’t a good option. so I got some at my local Fabricland that i thought would work.
It looks good color wise in the picture but it is actually a bit too orangey up next to the red in the fabrics i have. and even though it has a pattern in it the fabric is a bit too solid compared again to the other fabric.
so i ran into the local quilt shop on my lunch today, luckily its only a few blocks from where i work. so i picked up a bit of this green which has kind of a mottled appearance, which is what I was looking for. very similar to the plain fabric that was in the bundle of fat quarters i used for this.
The green actually looks like it is from the same line of fabric and it shows fairly dark value against most of the colours in the blocks so i think its the one i am going to go with!
so off to the sewing room i go!