A new Quilt-a-long caught my eye over on Flickr. It's being organised by Angela Fussy Cut and Amanda Msmcporkchop and photos are being shared in the Flickr group here. It is called the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long and is based on the quilt in this book which you need to buy to join in. Mine is ordered and it on its way. The quilt is made up of 111 blocks and the plan is to tackle two per week.
My plan (copied from Amanda's approach) is just to make each block from whatever fabrics I fancy at that point in time with no long term plan as to how the quilt will come out and hope that the sashing will pull the whole thing together. I made four block yesterday which I liked and one which I didn't like so much but will probably find a place somewhere in the quilt anyway. The four are in the mosaic and the one is sitting all along at the moment, in the "fail" corner but will probably join its friends in the main quilt at some point.
I'd love to know which blocks you like more and think work better and why as part of my whole process of learning more about combining fabrics. I would say that, at the moment, the set looks boring and too uniform so I am going to need to mix it up a bit to make the quilt more interesting but I have over 100 blocks to achieve that so I'm not worried yet.