Good Morning Quilters!
Well, I took the Benjamin Biggs Quilt down from the design wall, and decided to work on another quilt for a while.
This UFO was a free online 365 blocks (one for each day) project from Kathryn Kerr in 2016. The website is (Here) I think the blocks are repeated every year for new quilt makers, with a few changes. When I finished the blocks, I put them up on the design wall, and there was so much going on that I didn't like the quilt. It was way to busy for me to appreciate the work I'd done in each individual block.
Here is a picture on my design wall of about half of the blocks. The pattern has another dark blocks square around the outside, and then another light blocks square after that. But the blocks all together left me underwhelmed. And you know I like to be whelmed......(not over or under), just whelmed.
So in 2016, I put them away.
Now they are out, and I am thinking about making 2 or maybe 3 quilts out of these 365 blocks.....with giving some space for the eye to rest between the busy blocks. Mine are all browns and pinks in repro fabrics, and I will be experimenting with possible layouts. I am looking at vintage style quilts for inspiration. The blocks are 6 inch blocks, and 12 inch blocks.
These two ideas would be for the smaller blocks:
or possibly this layout:
For the larger blocks, I could use eight of the pink ones and for the middle stripe, use some of the smaller pink ones with a small pink print:
But nothing is decided, and I will be playing with layouts on the design wall this week. Maybe something will say "this is the one". Any thoughts you have would be welcome. I'd like to get these 365 blocks made into finished quilts.
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