Next Batch of Blocks

I’m popping in to show you blocks 15-20 in my current WIP (Work-in-Progress) based on the pattern Floating Squares and my stash of cheddar and indigo fabrics:

Here are all 20 blocks, arranged to spread the cheddar, indigo, and cream fabrics more or less evenly across the surface of the quilt:

I’ve decided to make 10 more blocks for a 5 x 6 layout. I’ll have to be very careful in selecting the remaining fabric combos. Four blocks will have cheddar in the outer triangles and the remaining six blocks will be divided between indigo and cream outer triangles. My goal is to get a mix of prints in such a way that neighboring blocks will not share fabrics. My problem is that I have a plethora of cheddar prints and several indigos but only two cream prints remaining from the 2015 “Cheddar and Indigo” line by Penny Rose Studio for  Riley Blake Designs.

While I haven’t decided on a final layout yet — blocks as laid out in the pattern? blocks on point? blocks separated with lattice? — I’m definitely leaning in one direction. Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind when I have 10 more blocks.

Block production has slowed as the weather has improved. The Dear Husband and I are in full weeding/planting mode at the moment. Is it okay to hope for rain?




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4 Responses to Next Batch of Blocks

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to hope for rain when you want to play with blocks! Just don’t let your gardening partner know I suggested it! I really like the cheddar fabric with the modern cheddar rectangles and squares on it! Happy making!

  2. Christine J Lentz says:

    Just stunning!

  3. Diane says:

    Gee, at first I thought you were hoping for rain to water your newly planted seeds, but it took reading Vickie’s comment to get what you really meant! Tsk tsk!

  4. I really like how this is shaping up! Cheddar and indigo is a favorite combo of mine. I’m eager to see what you decide to do.

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