Woohoo! Bonnie did the Good Fortune Big Reveal on Friday, and am I relieved! Trying to figure out how all those different sized pieces were going to go together was making me dizzy!
I got a few of the blocks put together and up on the design wall.
I was going to lay out some of the multi-borders that she's calling for (which is where some of the really puzzly pieces are going to end up) (and I gotta admit I never saw that coming), but -
it's already getting a bit crowded up there.
I've got some of my Squared Away blocks laid out across the top and down the right-hand side, and my Sand Castles are lining up on the left-hand side.
Here's the first of my RSC Sand Castles in January red.
I've got a couple more kitted up and will try to assemble them over the course of the month. My plan (and understand that I tend to use the term 'plan' rather loosely) is to cut squares and triangles for three or four blocks each month, but be happy if I even get one put together. I can always return to them later, if I have a productive month or two further along in the year. Or, you know, there's always next year.
So here's my sample block and my first January block laid out side-by-side, to show how they'll be set in the quilt.
And I've found that my little strippy strings (or is that stringy strips?) are really good leader/enders as I cruise along with any of the umpteen projects I usually have in active process.
I'll be building more Good Fortune blocks over the course of the week, and maybe even get some border bits put together so I can better visualize the final size. I had thought at the start that I'd make a smaller version, but now that I've seen the reveal, I really like it enough to go ahead and make a full-sized one. Or, you know, that's the plan.
It's good to have a plan...
Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! And when the next Good Fortune linky party goes live, I'll be linking with that, too! Come see all the fun!