After completing the Modern Block of the Month, I moved on to Sew Mama Sews’ “All-New Modern Block of the Month”. However, the second series had only 6 jumbo blocks and two of them involved circles, which SO wasn’t happening. I decided that I liked the simplest, Up From Here, block the best and started with that one. I pulled out some fat quarters I had put together, half black on white patterns and half florals on white. The first block came together so quickly and beautifully that I decided to make three more and put them together to make a 48 x 48 baby quilt.
Again, this was fun and easy to do and the cutting, piecing and trimming the blocks felt rather effortless. I was so excited about this quilt. In one week, all four blocks were done.
And then today I sewed them together. Of course, they don’t line up at all. Honestly, I kind of expected that.
Even worse though, the four different black and white prints are way too overwhelming. It would have looked gorgeous if I did the whole thing in just one of those black and whites.
I will press on and finish it up, but definitely demoralizing, especially since I’m still finishing up the binding of the Fair Isle Mini I loved but screwed up. Now I have to decide whether to piece together a fun back for it, or just call it a day and back it in a solid color.
The good news for today: Diego the dog was adopted last night, so after I vacuum the floors, I can then start to baste some things!