I have been "In the Zone" since my last post - working furiously to finish the blocks for my Old Glory quilt. Also, the dry and very cold weather we've had has seriously cracked the tips of my fingers, so being on the computer is agony in terms of typing. So....I've stayed off the computer and sewn to my hearts content (and Mr. Squash's amazement)!
Yesterday I finished all the red blocks. The photo above is the untouched version of the photo below. Right now the only place my design wall fits is in the laundry room downstairs, so the light is less than optimal. I don't know about you, but I love taking a photo of the initial layout of a quilt. You can see more clearly what needs to be changed around to achieve balance.
Because of the poor quality of this photo, it looks as though some of the blocks have a different background, but I assure you they are all made with the same background fabric. This is the layout the pattern suggests. I'll keep it, but will definitely exchange some of the blocks to make it look a tad better.
This Mini Flag block is the only single block pattern - the rest are made in three's - each with a different red, which makes moving them around easier while keeping the same layout. Gosh, I hope that made sense!
By flipping the photo, you can see where the blue "stars" blocks will go. The "stripes" blocks will have sashing sewn between them, while the "stars" blocks will all be together with a separate border.
I'll be back soon with the blue blocks. Thanks for stopping by!