I have the center of the denim quilt assembled. I have the border and backing chosen. Need to do some cutting. The backing needs to be expanded. Undecided on how that will be accomplished. Pictures once it's bordered.
Here is a block from Avignon Picnic. Click the link for a full picture. I have since picked this apart, into halves, because I didn't like the pink and brown all smoothed together. My picture is turned sideways. I am NOT enjoying assembling these blocks. I think it's because I want thing spread out well and do not want them all to be the same.
I sat down with my iPad and wrote down all the possible combinations. Do you know how to determine how many unique combinations you'll get? I have 4 units that I want to be uniquely placed in the block. I can use any of the 4 for the first position. Then for the second position that leaves 3 choices, 2 for the third position then 1 for the fourth position. This results in 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 or 24 unique combinations. I am planning to make a 3x4 layout that will require 24 blocks. Hey, that worked out great.
Shown here are my units and my list of possible combinations. Once I sew them together I will check them off. Decisions removed. I'm ready to sew it together now!
Not shown here is a big hunk of gray, a big hunk of yellow and a little gray floral. This is heading to be a very modern looking baby quilt. It is inspired by a pillow I found on Pinterest. I just have to write down the measurements I need. Pictures coming soon.
Here are some fabrics I pulled from a Stripz jelly roll. I found mine at Walmart but I think JoAnns Fabrics carried them as well. In fact I think the jelly roll I used for Avignon Picnic was also a Stripz jelly roll. I was auditioning the strips I chose with three different neutrals for the background. I was really leaning toward the white which has a circle/swirl of white dots. I just bought another neutral and it has a more dominant circle pattern to it. I think that's the winner. I am going to make Dizzy by Tiny Seamstress Designs. I already plan to slightly alter the layout. Typically I am a Prewasher but since the jelly roll won't be washed I'll skip that step for this one.
More to come.