Once upon a time, a long time ago, I participated in the F2F (Foot Square Freestyle) swap. Each month we made three blocks for one member; the receiving member chose the color scheme, and we could make blocks any pattern or style we wished. I had no plan at the time, so the blocks waited for a need or an idea.
The first project (here) was for the welcome blanket project, a project that is still going. The second will be a twin top for my quilt guild. Last month twin sized was their request, and I thought of these blocks for a quick finish. (They will be doing the quilting.) So I got them out and counted. Yes, there were 20, which would be enough for a twin with sashing. So I ordered a brown that would work with all, and it has arrived.
Next the lay out. I really have fun with all that dithering and moving around.
This isn’t the first layout; it is just the first one I photographed. (You didn’t really want to see all 20 variations, did you?) After studying them a bit, I moved a couple and swapped one with the “extras.”
Better, but I still see a couple I might move. I’ll see what I think after I’ve cut the sashing.
And there were 5 blocks left; that will be just right for a baby quilt for the firemen.
I imagine there is something in my stash that will make the four alternating blocks. It would be a pity if I had to go shopping.
(You knew I couldn’t stick with one project, didn’t you? I’ll get back to Irish Stars.)