Making these blocks really is a little like eating potato chips---I can't just make one! I am now half done! It is my plan to make enough for a queen size quilt. I am going to set them on point so I think I will need about 38 but I will make 40. I wasn't going to add a sashing between the blocks, but now I am rethinking that. The sides are all on bias and I think that the sashing will add more stability. In addition, because I will need to meet seams, I am more likely to stretch and have a "balloon" in the middle of my quilt if I try to not use sashing. Since the sashing will also be white, I think it will give the blocks the effect of floating! In looking at my fabrics I am using, again as I mentioned I don't have a tremendous amount of variety, but I still think it is looking good. After all it is a scrappy quilt, and I am NOT going to obsess about it!
Just 4 more days until Diane gets here and then the fun begins! I am making my lists and then re-doing them trying really hard to be mindful of the relatively small amount of spending money I do have. It is funny, when we went to our first show, we were so excited, we really did a lot of spending without keeping in mind the use or at least OUR use of the object. I still have tools in my quilt room that I look at and say "why". We have gotten much more discriminating in our purchases and act as a "stop and think" for each other. I am still a sucker for rulers and gadgets though, and although the purchase of my GO! and Sizzix have curtailed that a bit, I still can't help myself! At any rate, I just enjoy the energy you get from the beautiful quilts, other quilters, the great vendors and the strawberry short-cake!
Well, gotta ready the house for Diane! Have a great week-end and thank you so much for stopping by!