I think all the birthday blocks are here, maybe there is one more still to arrive, not sure.. but I can start!
I am showing you the blocks in 3 photos, as my design wall is too small to hold all of them at once.
My design wall is about 85" wide by over 100" long.. but I can't reach the top and part of the bottom is behind my sewing desk.
First up .. the LARGE blocks.. that photo was missing about 4 blocks ..
here are half of the medium and small blocks
and the other half of the medium and small blocks.
See my step ladder.. lets me put them as high up on the wall as I can!
So how will I approach sewing these together? I have two obstacles to over come.
1- my design wall can't hold all the blocks at once
2- i will need my design wall as I work on this. I can't leave them up.
So I came up with a plan. I do not want my blocks to be sewn so you can 'tell' where the units are. That makes it even more of a challenge.
I figure this might be 100" x 100" when done. So I drew a square then subdivided it into large chunks. I will sew in approximately those sizes.. then sew the units together.. I have a feeling I'll have more units, which is ok!
Then I split most of the blocks into the A-H piles. I kept ALL the blocks from the last photo in the red box for my fillers and spacers as I go along.
I put group A blocks up on the wall. I will move them around a bit before I get ready to sew.
Next is to decide what COLOR to use as spacing pieces. Aqua? White? There are a LOT of red and black in the blocks.. So I am pretty sure I want to use a light spacer to make the quilt lively!
What color spacer would YOU use?
Leave me a comment!
And.. the last package I got today was from Scott Hansen.. don't you LOVE his envelope!! What an awesome guy he is!post continues below ad