Happy Monday! We are happy in SoCalif because it has been raining, a nice long slow soak on our burnt hillsides, and no wind to follow the storm. Lovely.
On my design floor is a quilt I've had in progress as a Leader-Ender for awhile, Bonnie Hunter's Narragansett Blues, from her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. My version is smaller, a throw size quilt for my uncle, whose favorite color is brown. I've been cutting and sewing four patches from the scrap drawers and any cutting table leftovers for months. Finally yesterday I finished the 187 four patches I needed and could start the layout.
The rows are laid out vertically and I had to label the center square after awhile to keep track of where I was, and constantly refer to the book. A few of the four patches wanted to turn, but I kept an eye on them. I mixed the older batches of four patches with the newer batches to evenly distribute the colors and prints, but didn't spend too much time moving them around.
Alas, I was short one four patch in the bottom corner, and couldn't get to my machine to sew until I moved all the rows off the floor, lol! There was some additional switcheroo before they were stacked and pinned in their rows. I'm altering Bonnie's pieced outer border, too, to speed up assembly, and will need to cut a lot of 2x4.5" strips from the precut bins when I get that far. I'm happy with the mix of browns and scrappy four patches and hope everything comes together well. Some of the bricks that I cut with my GO cutter were a little long, being cut from scraps and not always on the lengthwise grain, so I will keep a mat and rotary cutter nearby to trim as necessary.
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