On my design wall this morning is my guild's mystery quilt used with permission from Sindy Rodenmayer.
Fat Cat Patterns, but I don't see it on the website anymore (she has some really cute Easter Applique designs posted now, and she has some amazing applique patterns).
This is one of her older BOM patterns, but I did not use the sashing/border directions as outlined. I am also making a chocolate version of this same pattern and you can see some of those blocks on this old blog post. I only have 2 more friendship star blocks to sew for the bright version, and then I can attach the borders.
Do little things bother you when you are making a quilt?
This is a comfort quilt to donate to the local hospital and I don't have to see it ever again once it's donated, but I sure do fuss around as if it will be a lifelong treasure that I have to look at every day! For example, these 2 corner star blocks with the Laurel Birch cat centers were bothering me from the above photo.
So I exchanged the centre squares to see if I like that better...and I like it much better!
Now what don't I like?
I didn't like that bottom right block because I used a different dotty background fabric when I ran out of the purple dots. But since then I have tracked down a fabric that is a reasonable likeness and so that block had to be fixed. I separated it from the other blocks, removed the offending borders and put new HST's around...ahhhhh, much better! You can clearly see (click on the photo to make it bigger) the 2 different background fabrics in this block, but I'm much happier with it.
I am loving the colours in this quilt and the fact that I only bought background fabric and the rest is all made from scraps. And if I'd stop re-making the blocks, I could get the whole thing done!
If you haven't entered the draw for my mini bowtie quilt, click here.