Monday, February 27, 2012
I did make 5 more of these star blocks over the last week and I think this will be the final layout. The last 5 I made had much lighter orange with the blacks so I tried to spread them around a bit. Now, I just need to trim all those extra HST triangles into 2 inch squares and make them into the diamonds for one of the borders. Once I get that part put together... then I'll figure out the final outer border. Right now... a toss up between finding a print that will tie it together and just calling it done..... or cutting up more of the fabric and making a scrappy colorful border. Hmmm. I think I'll wait until after the I have the top put together up to that point before I make that decision.
Excuse the dump truck and Thomas the Train in the photo.. they were both attempting to use the blocks as a road while I was setting them out on the living room floor. Did I mention I really miss Aidan taking an afternoon nap?
I really need to get this quilt done by the end of March so I can send it up north and start planning next year's graduation quilt this summer. That should give me time to finish the Jacobs Ladder green/cream quilt and find Aidan's star blocks and make his twin size quilt up for his bed. Lots to do... I'd better go start trimming those half square triangles.