I started working on the layout for my Amish Blocks this week. I found that because of the layout I chose I needed to make a few more blocks to fill in the blanks. It took me awhile to settle on color combos for those blocks since I was trying to balance all the colors out. I'm not sure that I succeeded, but the extra blocks were made and inserted none the less.
I'm going with a 6 by 8 layout which gives the finished dimensions of 48" by 64." I want it to end up a twin so I'm going to add some borders to round out the size. Hopefully the vision I have in my head translates to well to reality. Right now I'm only seeing blocks that I probably should've shuffled around and didn't... Oh well. I don't unpick.
While the blocks have been hanging out on my sewing room floor my oldest (13yr old son) has been saying things like, "Wow, that's a colorful quilt!" each time he walks by. When I ask him if that means he likes it, he says, "Ya, it's cool...it's just that it's reeeaaally colorful."
Maybe the Amish would scoff at my interpretation, but I think it's coming along beautifully.
Kind of reminds me of the 80's a bit, too.
It's definitely bright!
P.S. I'm loving Amber's version. It was an idea from Quilty magazine. If we do a 2nd round for this swap I am going in that direction for sure! Jodi's is going true 80's style! Also, a cool one. :)