I picked the Snowball block specifically to show off all the wild, fun, bright fabric. Because I'm me I had a hard time getting the triangles added correctly. So I did what I usually do, trim down the blocks to a consistent size, probably about an 1/8" smaller than the blocks were supposed to be. And then I put the blocks away while I worked on another project.
So got back to it and started piecing blocks together. Somewhere along the way I realized that I hadn't actually cut down ALL the blocks - about half of them were the original size. Did I panic? Nope. I pieced the blocks into two sections. I added oversized black border fabric to the top and sides of one half and then oversized border fabric to the bottom and sides of the other half. To make it interesting I added that wedge of black in the middle before joining the two sections together. And then I just straightened out the edges and voila, a fun quilt.
Wow, I just looked at the quilt closer and realized that the black fabric isn't just faded out, it's completely worn away in areas. I have heard horror stories about black fabric disintegrating and geeze it certainly looks like I got some of that. Look at how well the high quality quilting fabrics have held up. Hmm, wonder what other quilts that same black fabric went into?
Lots of links for you today. Funglies have been popping up all over the place. Here are a few: Joyce, Magpie Sue, Siobhan, Michelle, Cheri's Linus Quilts project, Dot, Brenda S, Katie, Finn, Kristin, and Carol E. Some of these don't look fungly to me at all - always interesting to see how tastes differ.
I love this string quilt of Roz's - in particular how she added the turquoise sashing.
Cheri is making this delightful baby quilt for Otto.
In my last quilty post I showed you Fran's Sleepover Quilt. Well, Fran has started a blog called Making Memories One Stitch at a Time.
Changing topics, I watched the new BBC miniseries of Sense and Sensibility. It was marvelous and I love how the longer length allows for more depth. My heart still belongs to Hugh Grant's Edward though.