Saturday, 11 June 2011
12 down, 99 to go, advice please
By the way, I will come back and tell you how I made the Army Star, I am also happy to make a template available to anyone who would like to attempt it but I am not going to do a tutorial because blood sweat and tears were shed making it once and I cannot put myself through that trauma again.
On a lighter note, here are my 12 blocks so far in the funnest quilt-a-long on Flickr right now. Based on Laurie Aaron Hird's wonderful book, the Farmer's Wife Quilt, hundreds of us over there are working through the 111 6" blocks that make up the quilt. It's worth popping over to the Flickr group just to see the variety of fabric choices being made. Some scrappy, some from specific fabric lines. Some modern, some traditional and lots of chat and support too of course. Thank you to Angela and Amanda for all the fun I'm having.
Dorky though it may sound to any non-quilters reading this blogpost (OK that'll just be my sister), Mandy, Katy, Justine and I have a Farmer's Wife day coming up soon. We'll all sit around the octagonal table in my dining room speaking in a Somerset accent and listening to Dolly Parton whilst our machines whirr away happily churning out little 6" blocks. Katy's going to being her dog so we can pretend he's livestock and herd him round the drawing room. I just hope my cats don't eat him given he's the size of a large rodent and they eat large rodents. I digress.
What I wanted to say was, given that I am colour and fabric blind, I now need to know what to do with the scrappy look I have put together so far. Do I continue on for another fifty blocks and then take stock or do I need to make some colour decisions now and, if so, what do I need more or less of? This stuff is easy for you lot but it's like a foreign language to me. Che?
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 07:30