16 July, 2015
Circle Lattice Update
Wow, three blocks done. I'm pretty wowed myself. Even more amazing, I'm not bored with this block yet. Not at all. Considering the intensity of my time with it I find that surprising.
When I started with this particular block - from Carolyn Friedlander's amazing book Savor Each Stitch - I thought I would make one block. It was the one pattern from the book I was desperate to make right away. It was like Carolyn saw into my brain for the exact appliqué pattern I'd always wanted to make. One block was great, but I knew I couldn't stop there, the finished quilt would be far too small.
I should clarify that one of the reasons I always make larger quilts is that my husband really doesn't like quilts on a wall. I would rather have the opportunity to cuddle with a quilt then make a small one that languishes in a pile.
So now I am on to the 4th block. The fabrics for all the other blocks were easy decisions. I loved the contrast of the NYC print with the colours and patterns of the others. But I really hemmed and hawed on what to do here. Yellow seemed like a good choice, but I didn't have enough of any one print that I loved to use. Then I remembered some Stendig calendar fabric I picked up at QuiltCon. Just a little pop of yellow and much more subtle contrast. It is perfect. The calendar fabric, by Kokka, is a slightly heavier weight so it had to be the background, but that's totally fine.
Summer evenings, the rest of Le Tour, and car rides ahead of me. I will definitely be savouring each stitch as this last block comes together.