I love it when a plan comes together!
The two memory quilts are finishing up just great. It has been a fun, creative, and learning experience. I loved brainstorming with my sister and then with my nephew for block ideas to include in the quilts. I used some patterns that I had been wanting to try, so that was fun too. I tried out a few new techniques, and they turned out.
As for what I learned…
– It might be better to decide on the sizes of the quilt blocks before starting. Making all kinds of whimsical choices along the way didn’t interfere with creativity, but it’s taking a chunk of math-thinking now to get everything to fit together, and you may not know it, but I’m not a natural at math, so I am doing a fair amount of ripping-out-and-doing-over, but just in small doses.
-it’s good to step out of the comfort zone and try something new.
-I appreciate sashing…it really makes those blocks fit together!
Here is a pic of the general layout…still requires some imagination.
Here is a pic of the two rows that are completed on one of the quilts.