I made blocks 2 and 3 for my Follow That Butterfly quilt.
These are large 18 inch blocks and the pattern is actually called Follow the Sun and is from Kathy Doughty's book Adding Layers. You can see a couple of versions of the finished quilt on her blog.
Maybe I shouldn't make two blocks at the same time.
After I added the rick rack to the circles and appliqued them to the backgrounds I noticed I mixed up backgrounds between blocks. The block I showed in the first photo was supposed to go on this background.
And this circle was supposed to go with...
I'm not going to redo the blocks. In the end it will all work out.
I have to admit that I don't even usually pull fabrics for a whole quilt before I start making it. With this quilt I was looking for something to use a pile of butterfly fabrics I have collected over the years. I found a large piece of big flowered multicolored fabric left over from my Rainbow of Favorite Things quilt (August 2013) backing so thought I would try it as the block background in this quilt. I know I won't have enough for all of the blocks but I'll cross that bridge of what to do when I actually do run out. And, as I make each block I just go pick out three flowered fabrics (2 for circle and 1 for star points) from the flower stash box that I think will go together with the butterfly fabric. One block at a time and little by little a quilt gets made.
In the end it will all work out.
And speaking of rick rack...I was going to try to use some of the old stuff I've picked up from thrift stores over the years but they are not very colorful. Notice the prices? 13 cents, 15 cents, 39 cents...
I wanted to try to use these so my kids won't have to cart them all back to the thrift store someday. This is only part of the old trim collection.
It's Wednesday so I'm going to go see some WIPs on Esther's blog where WOW=WIPs on Wednesday.
On Friday I'm at: