Not a lot of sewing got done around here yesterday, but there were a few minutes to play at the design wall with my blocks from this class with Bonnie Hunter. The pattern is called "Blue Ridge Beauty" but I'm calling my quilt "Plaid Beauty" and using up all my old homespuns. Some of the fabrics were purchased at a store called Miller's, which has been closed for at least 10 years!!
This is my "no brainer" project that I pull out to work on just to relax. I have a lot of the units (4 patches and HST's) made up and just enjoy sewing the blocks together in a totally random way.
How big will the quilt be? I don't know...I will keep making blocks until I run out of my collection of old plaids!
This is layout A...the first arrangement I tried on the day of the class.
Notice the tiny 4 patch blocks I made to use up even the smallest of my plaid scraps?! So cute!
This is layout B... making the HST's form a diagonal line.
Then I tried a double diagonal layout with the HST blocks which gives a stronger diagonal. This is layout C.
This is the layout that Bonnie has on her website photo and in her book.
Would you call this a "barn raising" design if these were log cabin blocks??
Today I'm calling it layout D.
And here is another one the I accidentally discovered which look a bit like flying geese!
This is layout E.
So which one is your favorite?
Please leave me a comment and vote for the layout that you think works best with these blocks.
And then you can go visit Judy's blog and check out the other design walls that are posted for our enjoyment!