Today I want to show the last of my tiny Tuesday blocks:
Yahoo! I know these usually get shown on Saturdays, but I thought it was appropriate to finish up the Tiny Tuesday blocks on a Tuesday. Also, I really tried to get outdoor photos, but many of them didn't turn out this time because the days are getting so much shorter and there's no light. It's indoor picture season, folks. I'll try to be creative with that. Updated to add: I managed to go out this morning and get a couple outside. These are better, believe me.
None of these were blocks that Angela presented, because I needed to add some blocks to make 56 for the layout I want. These are all traditional blocks, but in a smaller size. Surprisingly, none of them was especially difficult, though I did have one that came out 1/2 inch too big:
I was sure I had done the math correctly, but it's too big, so I'll have to take it apart and trim the pieces down. Amazingly, through this whole project I only had problems with a couple of blocks, and not necessarily the ones you would think, either.
Because I made a black block earlier, I made a couple more black blocks this past week. You know, so the block I already had wouldn't be lonely:
I really didn't think that I would make any black blocks, but these are colorful enough that they really don't seem like holes in the quilt, which is what I was afraid of. That one at the top is made from some really treasured Mary Engelbreit scraps, so you know that I'm quite fond of that one. For the others I just used some scraps that I liked and had in the correct sizes, but I think they turned out lovely.
I do have to make one more block, though, because included in my 56 are these two:
Yes, I somehow made the same block twice. Which one would you keep and which would you remake? Any suggestions for a final block?
I've decided to go ahead and use the striped layout from Tula Pink (see the example HERE) and I'm trying to choose the two stripe colors. Here are my current choices:
I'm leaning towards the white with the tiny dots, and I've seriously thought about using the blue for the darker stripe. This blue might be too dark, though, so I may look for a different one. I know I don't really want the beige or the gray. Hmmm. . .here's a thought--what about a pale yellow? Would that be too much?
I guess I'll have to experiment some! Good thing the weather is going to be crummy so I won't feel guilty for being inside. Everybody stay warm and dry this week!
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