It has been a particularly busy month here. I have been away 7 of the last 14 days, and for 11 of the 13 before that…Needless to say, sewing has been limited. However, I now have a pile of 51 finished bordered diamond blocks:
A pile of leftover strips calling to be used in something:
And a pile of odd triangles that would probably make a great wonky star quilt.
…And I have no background fabric in sufficient quantities for the layouts I had in mind.
It is really frustrating. I am half tempted to just do the Kaffe layout so that I don’t need to think about background fabric. On my trip to the US this summer, I think I am going to have to completely fill my suitcase with solid yardage. After searching through my entire stash, I did finally come up with two pieces of fabric that while not what I had in mind, might work if I modify the layouts. Here’s a quick proof-of-concept shot, just using whichever blocks were on top of the pile.
The idea would be to start with one color background fabric and play with the color of the blocks so that they initially contrast with the background, but then have the background fabric color become either the block center or outline, then move to the next background fabric to make it look like the color moves from purple to blue across the quilt. I am not sure if I have enough appropriate blocks to get the effect that is in my mind, and I am not quite sure I will have enough of the background fabric either. I have 1-2 yards of each. But at least I know the two background fabrics are Fossil Ferns. However, they only have the fossil fern number of them (both are labeled 528 but without the extension that indicates color). Would love ot know the thinking behind that decision as it certainly makes it a bit difficult to order online….
Did I mention I am also getting tired of the color scheme? I think it is the frustration of not having the fabrics I need in any form of easily available. If I don’t get re-inspired, this project may need to go in a box for a bit.