Friday Night Sew-In seemed like an ideal opportunity to make up a few cross blocks, and I started with two more Amy Butler fabrics. I love how these turned out!
They are starting to add up, and I'm very happy with them so far, except these two blocks:
See how the background color on the Sun Spots is just a little to yellow for the Kona Snow? Although this Wall Flower fabric has a little of a similar color, so maybe in the end everything will work out. Time will tell.
Next, I finally turned my attention to the Nicey Jane + Essex cotton-linen blocks. I love working with the Essex! Once pressed, the fabric really holds it's shape, but I had to be careful to press and not iron as it was surprisingly stretchy and just the movement of the iron on my 10-1/2 inch squares could distort the edges.
Final total for the night: 10 blocks. I was working slowly, and while Amy and I agreed that I should not be a distraction to myself, I absolutely was -- puttering around and re-arranging things. Buy, hey, I found my Kona Color Card!
Final total for all cross blocks: 34 (26 Amy Butler and 8 Heather Bailey). To put this in perspective, I think I would need 58 for a throw.
And yes, it does strike even me as odd that I am making two cross quilts and each is blue and green. And it does occur to me that they just might work together if I combined them. I should try to find time to outsmart the cats so I can lay them all out together and see how they like each other. Or not. A person can never have too many blue and green quilts -- at least in my book. As always, I'm just making it up as I go.
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan