There are some floral fabrics going cheap at Spotlight right now. There are some earthy tones that I really like. I guess they don’t appeal to every one as they’re on sale, but that’s all the better for me. I don’t want to spend too much on fabrics while I’m learning and a little wasteful in my cutting from time to time.
I love the star blocks and, as I mentioned in a previous post, have been busting to try an Ohio Star. But for no particular reason I made a Star Four Patch first and I really like that too. While I was playing around with new blocks I also tried a Fair & Square block. I’m now thinking about alternating Star Four Patch and non-star blocks of various types in a big quilt, most likely with sashing to make each block stand out. We’ll see – it’s organic, but that’s fun and this is all about fun.
If I can manage a block a day it should be done in time to take to the professional quilter when she is ready to take in work again at the end of next month.