Well, April seems to have gotten away from me, and I didn't get any UFO projects finished, and didn't meet my OMG goal of getting 4 blocks towards my library quilt completed. In fact, I got 0 blocks done towards it. However, last week I met with the library director to give her a heads up about what I was planning, and to allow her to pick the fabrics she liked from what I had collected. And it's a good thing, because she didn't pick some of the ones I would have. But she did pick 30 different fabrics. Which is 5 more books than I was planning. We also talked about where the quilt would hang in the library. I basically have about 44" of height to work with, and as much length as I need. So I went back to EQ7 to work out a new layout for 30 blocks, no taller than 44". I came up with a 3 x 10 arrangement, which is somewhere about 90" long. But I think I can handle it since it won't be too big in the other direction. I also decided to add the library's name to fill space at the top (making it better fit the space). Something like this...
I did make another test block, this time at the correct size. Only had to add one piece because I miss cut something, and only had to rip out one seam (the last one). I wanted to see if the background pieces would work being cut from jelly roll strips, and they will. I also matched up all 30 book fabrics with background and accent fabrics (below). Happy enough with how the block turned out, that I think I'm ready to move forward. After I finish up some other family-related activities over the next week or so. So for May, I will try again to get some blocks done for this quilt. I'm shooting for 5 (since the project has grown in size).
Posted 12:50:00 PM