I recieved 14 or 15 birthday blocks in a swap last year but they were such a diverse group that I never knew what to do with them. I was in a bad mood and decided I needed craft therapy. I decided they were my blocks and I could do what I wanted, so I picked out the 9 most match-y blocks and put this together.
I plan on putting a border around it to make it a litlte bigger and prettier, but that will require some thought. I have a quilting buddy coming to town next week, so I’m hoping she can give me some ideas (she did the block with the blue cross with a pink background).
In this swap I requested jewel tone blocks that would finish at 8″. My plan is to make a wall hanging. We’ll see if it happens. This is the wonkiest top I’ve ever made in terms of warpiness of fabric. I assume it’s because I was not on intimate terms with any of the blocks, thus when I was putting it together I didn’t know how to correct for wonkiness levels. Also, there are a lot of stretchy triangles in those blocks! Suddenly I understanding the importance of paying attention to the grain.