We could chose any size, any construction, any shape we wanted. I can't wait to see how Dan puts them together. He seems to be a bit of a genius when it comes to jigsawing blocks together, so I know it will end up an inspiring quilt! I struggled with the concept of tossing a bunch of colours together, hoping they would jive. I'm not sure I met with any success on that front...nor do I have any confidence in the old "if there are enough colours in there, it'll look good" adage. Maybe because that's not an adage. Maybe I made it up.
I used Gwen Marston's wonky string block construction method from her Liberated Medallion Quilts book (an amazing book if you want to check out free-pieced border ideas). The 3 1/2" blocks were sewn on scrap paper cut to 3 3/4". After sewing down the strips, I trimmed the squares, then removed the paper, then pieced them into this 6 1/2" x 24 1/2" block. It's the dog's breakfast, lunch and dinner on the back with all that seam allowance pointing every which way, but a liberal spritzing with Mary Ellen's Best Press seems to have tamed it into a state of acceptable flatness.
It's pouring rain here for the foreseeable future. Sewing Season is definitely upon us in Vancouver. I just saw a teeny tiny hummingbird land on my clothes line minutes ago. Poor little thing, it looks like a single raindrop could take it out! My neighbours have a feeder on their deck and there's been a little hummingbird couple that have flown together all summer - snacking at the feeder, then resting on our line. I think it's time they headed south to the sun.
Hope you are cozy today!