I have just signed up for the Winter Mini-Quilt swap.
The deadline is quite tight - post by the 1st of March if I need to post abroad, so I'd better start thinking now.
The batik project is causing me a few problems.
Firstly having pieced all 86 blocks I stuck them up on my design wall in my intended seminole design. Admittedly the wall was white and I would use a coloured batik for the inbetween squares, but the planned design just didn't "sing" to me.
During the week I had some of the blocks up on the wall - they were all together with no space between and they were definitely buzzing. But I don't want to just do squares!!!. And if I did do just squares I wouldn't have enough blocks for the quilt - not even enough for a single bed quilt.
So I don't know what to do. Tomorrow I am going to a fabric shop which has a sale on and hope to buy a few batiks to go with my blocks. Then I can think on.
Thoughts for now - perhaps join some blocks, or cut them (!) and sew pieced rectangles somehow. Border them somehow to give them some breathing space.
A little help for my friends...........
3 hours ago