Welcome to Day 5 of the Fall Festival Giveaway! There will be a different giveaway every day this week. Be sure to check in and enter every day!
Today is the last set of shades packs. The purple and brown are fat eights and the black is fat quarters in 6 shades! This was one of my last tests of my new black recipe. I'm pretty sure this was the next to last one so it's really close to my "real" black. The prize package has a total of 2 3/4 yards.
To enter the drawing leave a comment on this post telling me your guess about how much yardage you think you have in your stash.....this should be interesting!
Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 22.
Be sure to check the links on Monday's post for other giveaway opportunities or link up your own giveaway there.
I can't tell you how excited I am that 10 of you are walking this path with me! These blocks are a bit of a challenge but they are still fun. I am sewing them with the convex piece (the outie) down. I do clip the concave curve at 1/8" in every half inch or so. The pieces for this quilt are small. The block finishes at 3.5" so that's a pretty sharp curve. That's why I'm clipping the seams. I don't think I'll need to do that with the 7" blocks in my brown quilt.
Even with clipping I'm having some distortion problems the way that I'm man-handling the blocks. I'm pressing and trimming them back into shape! Maybe by the time I am ready to start the brown quilt I'll have better control of my process.
I'm sewing in sets of 20 and I'll admit that I've spent more time with FloMo this week than piecing DP blocks but I have close to 80 of them together. Every day I rearrange them to get some ideas for putting them together. Here's what I've come up with so far.
This is kind of a sunshine and shadows layout. I like this one because if my blocks are skewed a bit I don't have to worry about matching up the curve seams.
This is a common layout and we see it so often because it works and looks great!
This is kind of fun. I think it would be good for a boy quilt.
I don't have enough fabrics to make a big quilt with these blocks but I was thinking that I could do some 16 patch blocks like this and sash them as a way to make the quilt bigger.
Here's a windmill version that could also be sashed.
This is kind of fun too.
Then I took those blocvks and turned them on their side and rotated a few. This one makes me thing of a chain link fence. I like it!