With the end of the month approaching, and a new color about to be declared, I decided to lay out the rainbow blocks I've gotten done so far to see how they look.
What I'm thinking of doing is setting them on point, alternating dark background blocks with light background ones, and running them in ROYGBIV sequence from upper left to lower right. Clearly, I need more of the cool colors, and a bunch of yellow, to say the least. (I got so excited finding more reds in the xmas fabric that I made several more blocks. I now have a ton of red ones and need to bring up the other colors' totals to balance things out.)
And speaking of red and laying out blocks, I laid out the Silly Monkeys, testing a red background.
(Don't count the monkeys. It only encourages them.)
Here's a closer look.
And here's monkeys on green, down at the other end. (Pretend it's not just the carpet...)
I'm also going to see what they look like with sashing, but that'll be for another day. It was hard enough catching them to get one layout done.
And those piles of four-patches continue to grow. I'm making a conscious effort not to count them. I want to just keep making them until I magically have enough to make a quilt. I know that I have somewhere between 17 and 3000 at the moment, and I'm satisfied with that range.
And remember my whining about crawling around on the floor, basting Katie's Star Patch in 90+ degree temperatures?
It wasn't until I was right in the middle of an email replying to a commenter, discussing tables, when I realized...
Yeah. That's the big dining room table right here at home. (We only use if for company, so its existence had fallen right out of my brain.) All I would have had to do is bundle up the quilt sandwich and bring it home with me. Added bonus is, since the house is earth-sheltered, it's nice and cool in here, no matter how hot it gets outside.
I believe the expression is "Doh..."
Since it's red's last gasp, I'm linking to So Scrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Come see all the gorgeousness!