It's so fun piecing them together now the cutting is done - I did the cutting all in one go (and pulled a muscle in the process, eek!) over a few evenings. Phew! I'm really trying to take my time over each block to make sure they are as accurate as possible. I'm OK for the most part? Though I'm a little worried block 1 is slightly too small…
I'm making them in order, from 1 - 48, but I'm looking forward to getting some sections joined! I discovered Patty from Walnut Street Quilts blog while making the quilt; she's been sewing the blocks and providing some handy tips along the way. I found the information on block 1 invaluable with those oh so joyful 'floating seams' ;-)
I'm using all Kona Solids available from Sew and Quilt. Following the colour's of the original closely, and substituting a few here and there. They're mostly from the 1930's Kona palette, so I'm hoping it will be a pretty result. We have a handful of the patterns left in stock too! Also, have you SEEN Sherri's version from A Quilting Life!? I'm completely head over heels in love with her red and white MBB quilt. I really toyed with the idea of doing the same, but I didn't think I had enough red prints in my stash? Wait, who am I kidding, I do … but I just decided to go the colourful route instead. Perhaps there will be a red and white one in my future.
Apologies for my dull pictures, I've had my big camera in the mender's since Christmas! They're apparently waiting on a part but it's taking months! Hence my lack of blogging, which I've missed so much and it's really got me down. But, I figured blogging with iPhone pictures is better than no blogging at all, right? I've been doing a lot of sewing which I haven't posted about here so I'm looking forward to sharing, if you can put up with my pictures that is! :-) Speak soon! xo