Sorry. I live in New Jersey now. Bon Jovi is a local sport here.
Today is day 50 of the #100Days100Blocks challenge hosted by Angie at GnomeAngel. I am having so much fun with these little blocks. Working on just one at a time gives the opportunity to really think about fabric use in each one. I’ve been doing a ton of fussy cutting, and I love it. Mostly I just highlight an element in the fabric by centering it in a block. I really want to learn how to do more kaleidoscope work, but that seems much more difficult to manage.
This is what my first 50 blocks look like together. I’m so pleased. (That crooked cutout for the power outlet really sucks. Sorry.)
A few weeks ago I came up with a fantastic setting idea. I’m going to do a shadow block set, making them look like they float over whatever background I finally settle on. I was thrilled/mortified to see Sharon at YellowCatQuilts post exactly that same thing on Instagram a few days later. At least now I know my idea will look fabulous.
When I started I was convinced that not many people would take on such a big challenge, and very few would last until the end. I was not the only person having that exact same thought, and we were all wrong. There are lots of us. Watching them scroll across my Instagram feed every day is just glorious. Thanks, Angie, for such a fantastic experience. I can’t wait to see how all of the different quilts come together.
The absolute best part of being at block #50 is that there are only five more terrible triangle blocks left. I love the designs, but man, 1″ finished hsts are not a recipe for relaxing creativity. I can do it, and you know those points are spot on, but pretty soon Oscar is going to learn how to say “fuck.”
Here are blocks 25 – 50. Clicking on individual images will enlarge the photo.
Are you participating in the challenge? Are you loving it, too?