Still working on the Penny Sampler…
I finished this Dala Horse.
And I finally finished this Teacup.
As I assembled my top, I realized I’d made some questionable fabric choices for neighboring blocks. For instance, if I’d been paying attention, I probably wouldn’t have chosen this background for the left-looking Dala Horse because it’s next to the Jewel block that already used that solid.
In some cases, I could swap things around a little, but in this spot, I didn’t like the right-looking Dala Horse next to Jewel. It didn’t feel right to me.
I confess, I just went on with the left-looking horse and it’s solid blue background. It doesn’t seem to lessen the effect too much, and I’ll be happier with a finished quilt than with a quilt that never got finished because I had to go back and remake one more block… and another block… and another…
I had some fun discoveries while I was piecing the top together. Little mini compositions popped out as promising future projects. I really liked this combination of Crossroads with the Penny Squares.
It’s dark. It’s late. But there’s definitely progress.
I’m not done yet, but I need some sleep. Deadline’s tomorrow (hopefully at the end of the day?), and I’m oh so close!