Do you ever make piles and piles of scrappy quilt blocks and then forget where you were going with the project? Usually I write my thoughts, notes, design ideas down on a piece of paper... color in my design idea even - and include it in the box with the project. Not this time! Just a few vague notes about having to make X more segments, blocks, etc. Hummm. So, I laid them out like this - doesn't look right. Well, you have to start somewhere in the figuring out process!
Maybe I was thinking they should go something like this? If I were making this layout for a bed though I would have the dark lines running up and down. But I know that wasn't what I was thinking either. Still, it is very cool and maybe I will use this idea at a later date - just wondering if I set them zig zaggy if the lines will create an interesting pattern - must try that thought out before I sew these ones together!
The layout above looks great - actually I will make a quilt just like this layout, but instead of cutting that background fabric into squares, it would be much faster/cleaner looking to cut sashing rectangles with 4 patch cornerstones. Click to enlarge the photo and you will see what I am talking about. So, knowing me - this was not my original plan for these blocks either. But I do like it!
Maybe I was thinking something along these lines? Thin sashing in between each block with a scrappy square corner stone? Or maybe my plan was to set it with an alternate block? I can't remember! But I have plenty of that pink background left, so I know my original plan called for using more of it! I think I will do the sashing/corner stone idea. This week I made 2 more of these blocks and have been playing with the layout. Not a whole lot of progress, but at least I am thinking about it!