I've figured out that I only need to throw in a rectangle every once in awhile to make a wonkier block (upper left block). And I love how these 9-patches look with a different fabric in the middle. I have to restrain myself from doing that in every block.
It's so much more fun to piece this way, a block at a time making new creations every block. I started out quilting with the fast rotary cutter style of making 9-patches where you sew the big long strips together, slice them apart and then resew. That's boring sewing. This isn't. Trust me though, happy to have my rotary cutter to make the squares, much easier than doing templates.
One of these blocks is an actual boo-boo. But when there's such a variety of blocks, it's hard to know which one isn't "right."
It's the second from the left on the bottom row. I wasn't intending it to look like this, but sewed a couple of blocks together wrong. I refused to use the seam ripper, just went forward. Now it doesn't look like a mistake at all.
As I've said before, when you make things wonky, you can't really do it wrong. When seams don't have to match, then none are wrong.
How's my contrast? It's darker than I expected it to be.
I love the size of the blocks just as they are now, which makes me wonder if I'm not going to find them too small when they're actually sewn together. Maybe I should be playing with 2" squares instead of 1.5". I'm going to sew a bunch of these together, all jammed up just like this, and see how I like it. That will be a wallhanging. And then who knows what happens next? I don't. I love playing with blocks this way, making decisions as I go along.
We had big stormy looking clouds yesterday, but it never rained and we did get a bit of sunshine streaming through the windows. Lily enjoyed the patch of light on my ironing board.