Quote for the Day:
"Creative clutter is better than idle neatness."
On Saturday, I started laying out the "Easy Street" mystery quilt blocks. I thought I had counted and recounted and then counted the blocks again. However, when I had the blocks all laid out, I seemed to have a problem...
Just in case you couldn't spot the empty hole made by the missing quilt block, I marked it for you! LOL It seems I only made 8 of block "B" instead of the 9 that the pattern called for. :(
So I dug through the fabric that I had used...this is why I don't put the fabric away until the quilt is COMPLETELY done...you never know when you may need a piece of those exact fabrics. Luckily, I had enough of the fabrics left over to make that ninth block! :)
After making that last block, I put Season 2 of Downton Abbey in the DVD player and started joining the blocks together to into a top. Between Saturday and Sunday afternoon's of sewing, I was able to get about 1/2 of the blocks sewn together into diagonal strips...and 4 episodes of Downton Abbey watched!
I'll be honest with you...I'm not "feeling" this quilt. It looks "okay" in the pictures, but in person I think it just looks like a bunch of scraps with no discernible pattern. Scrap vomit. Yeah...I think that's what I'll name this quilt! LOL
I wish the gold, red and brown were more prominent and the green less prominent. I wanted this to be an Autumn quilt, but is just looks like another Christmas quilt to me. Since this was a mystery, you don't know what colors are going to go where, so you don't know which color is going to be the most prominent, or what the quilt will look like till the mystery is over.
Oh well. It'll be okay. But I seriously think this is the last mystery quilt I will ever participate in. From now on, I'll wait till the reveal and then decide if I want to do the quilt or not.