I am officially over making house blocks. I don’t plan to make a house block ever again.
I’ve made five blocks and the pattern pieces are in the rubbish bin. The pattern pieces were getting a bit worn and were close to needing replacement anyway.
Last weekend I made up a batch of four Ohio Stars as spacer blocks. Using both stars and houses had been part of my original concept for the quilt top, but I had doubts about using these Ohio Stars as I thought the tones were a little too earthy when juxtaposed with the colourful houses.
My original design concept also called for bright, contrasty sashing strips. Until last night I was planning to use electric blue. When I laid the blocks out on my design floor and auditioned a few different sashing colours it turned out that electric blue was too intense. Pink worked OK, but my beloved convinced me that a more neutral tone would be best. He was right.
Today I’ll piece the top and then I’ll have another design decision to make – how to quilt it and whether to send it out or do the quilting myself.