Friday, July 31, 2020

Citrus Chips -

THANKS for all of the kind comments yesterday -

I LOVE your input!! - ;))

So first I had to try Gene's suggestion of mixing both sets of blocks -

And put two Mint Chip blocks in the empty spaces on the design wall -

But I think the Mint Chip ones are too dark -
And too BLUE - and too GREEN - and too BROWN -

And detract from the "soft and pretty" colors in the Citrus Chips -

So I set them aside for now -
I have other plans for them -
And they can come out to play again later - LOL -

In the meantime - I had some holes to fill -

And I decided to add another row at the bottom -
To make the layout 6 x 8 -
Approximately 48" x 64" -

Total 48 blocks -

So now I was short 8 blocks instead of just 2 -

I "borrowed" a quick fix from a friend -

And cut some "plain" squares from the yardage -

That I had originally planned to use for the big outer border -

Since it matches one of the strips in the jelly roll -

The theory being that if I make it big enough -

It won't need a border -

And that's one less thing I have to mess with worry about - LOL -

And I think the "plain" squares blend in nicely -

I like the mix of colors on the design wall -
And think I have them spread out pretty well -

But I may need to rotate some of the blocks -
Depending on whether or not the seams will nest nicely -

So that's the plan for tomorrow -
Check which way those seams go -
And adjust the blocks accordingly -

I know that I could rush through it and try to just sew it together -

To get it done before the end of the month -

But it's not a race -

And I don't have a quota to meet -

So I'll take my time and give it my best shot -

This one and Mint Chip can be "done" next month -

Besides -

I have already sewn together SIX tops for this month -

And that's SIX more -

Than I usually have - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Barbara said...

I always feel a little tired, yet also inspired, after so much activity on your end. Haha, keep going!

Linda Swanekamp said...

You came up with a great solution. The print blocks look terrific mixed in.

Gene Black said...

Ha ha. My idea was more than just two - maybe a grouping of dark in the center and an outer border. Then a reverse version with the remaining blocks.

But this works too. I just prefer more contrast.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think the solid blocks were perfect for this pretty soothing color combination. AND a great new finished size for it.

Jeanna said...

Great solution. You're already close to having two flimsies for August.

Frog Quilter said...

Another beauty!!!

Katie said...



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