I have had soooo many fits and starts with this new quilt. I was hoping to finish it up before the end of the year, but I'm afraid that is just not to be. Or at least, getting it written up is not to be...we'll see about the stitching part :-)
Anyway, I had no completely clear idea of what to do with the blocks once I painted them, so I just forged ahead. Which turned out to be a bad idea!
Bad idea #1 - Keep the blocks attached and add embroidery on the lines. Oh yuck, I really didn't like the way this looked at all, but I almost stuck with it because I HATED to have to pull all that stitching out. But I did...
Bad idea #2 - Cut the blocks apart and begin to add beads. After beading three blocks, I decided that I just hate the way they look. However, I can always cut the beading off later, so I decided to leave them as is for now and make that decision later. Maybe I'll decide that the rest of the blocks need beads, and I won't have to rip out the beading that I've done.
OK idea #3 - Decide how the blocks will be arranged. I have this beautiful raspberry fabric that I've decided to use for the background, so the next step is to figure out how the blocks will be arranged. Fortunately, when I cut them out, I numbered them on the back so that it wouldn't end up being one big messy puzzle. Here are the arrangements I tried, and the one above is the winner.
Time to start stitching!
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