My One Monthly Goal for June was to sew these blocks and sashing together for the center of this Cheri Payne pattern, Everyday Patchwork. I made 35 blocks instead of Cheri's 25 because I wanted a longer quilt.
One of the challenges of laying out these blocks was whether to focus on the border color of each block or to focus on the colors in the blocks themselves. I tended to focus on the border colors and now I see that some blocks could have been placed better for overall balance of the lights and darks. But I won't be changing the placement of any of the blocks now!
In some lighting the sashing looks almost black, it's such a dark green.
When I sew a top together I the blocks and sashing into rows. I use numbered tags on the far left block/sashing, then stack the the pieces in order so I can pin them while riding or watching TV, then sew the blocks into a row. Next I pin and sew the rows together. Is that how you do it, too? Or is there a better way?
This is the finished goal. I used three different fabrics for the sashing. They are more obvious here than in person.
Now that this part of the quilt is finished I need to cut and sew sashing, then cut and stitch the applique pieces across the top border and lower corners.
So, I've finished my One Monthly Goal for June and I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal June Finish Link-up at Elm Street Quilts. Thanks for hosting, Patty.
I'm also linking this post to
> Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
> Brag about Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
> Peacock Party at Wendy's Quilts and More
> Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Thanks for hosting, ladies.