Well Monday I posted a laundry list of projects I wanted to work on and this one was no where on that list. But then last night I realized I had told a friend who recently purchased this BOM that I'd work on it with her today. Yikes! Last minute prepping was required, and completed in the nick of time.
This will be the first month of Bertie's Year. I love this project and my sons gave the whole shebang to me as a Christmas present.
Now I was dragging my feet to start it as each month arrives in the middle of the month, and since I knew I couldn't finish before the end of the month, I didn't start. Does that make sense? Not great logic, but my logic. So I decided I would wait till I had several months and then I'd start and when January rolls around next year I would ready ahead of time. Lets see if it works out that way.
Anyway I put a couple of stitches in last night and I'm taking it to the UFO group this morning so we can collaborate. My friend plans to set her blocks all together as a quilt, while I plan to keep them as separate little quilts.
So while the first project wasn't on my list, this project was. These are prototype blocks for a signature quilt for my son's wedding.
The colors in this picture are a bit off. The wedding colors are turquoise and orange and in real life these fabrics are very pretty together. I will be adding to the variety of the turquoise and orange fabrics so I can reduce the chances of two of the same fabrics ending up next to each other. My thought was that by putting the pieces around the signature area people would confine their message to this space and I wouldn't have to deal with good wishes that disappeared into the seam allowance. I'm showing these to my son's fiancee - a wonderful girl - to get her take on it before I make more.
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced again this week. Make sure you go over and check out all the awesomeness there.