Where am I with the making of the 72” block for the 80” quilt – ammmm just about onto week 3 now so 1 week behind! My green to blue from week 2 needs a little bit of work so major catching up to do this week. It is the only thing on my table (embroidery machines all packed away, 44 quilts for Evolutions exhibition in July all photographed and processed!) and now I am ready to get piecing!
Even though I had a lot of the blog posts prepared in advance, it has still taken quite a bit of time to double check dimensions, edit, add a bit more, edit again, make visuals, chase up photos for prizes, add them in, check links and figure out how to use inklinkz! I did get the timezone wrong on the first post and it ended a few hours too early as it thought I was in Africa not Ireland! Oops! Sorry to all who missed out on the first link up because of that!
On a documentary about writing I saw Jeffrey Archer interviewed and he said for each book he writes 13 revisions! I didn’t do anywhere near that many revisions but I really did enjoy pulling in the info on the colour wheel into the blog posts and as Leanne mentioned in a comment on blogging, seeing the link ups appear really gives you a boost and makes you feel like happy dancing! Letting those that won the prizes of fat quarters was great fun too!
This big version of the Rainbow Rose I’m making is for myself to keep and like everyone else who is quilting a long, I couldn’t resist playing around with the shapes. Using just the centre pieces makes this weird shape and it could make for a fun quilt block. The corner pieces on their own make another nice block and I’m sure this must exist as a traditional block somewhere!
I had a bit of fun with the colouring and like this last version as a bee block maybe? I’m itching to do a Black & White Quilt and these could be fun to play with!
But enough playing for one week – down to the serious business of making from here on in!