Saturday was “national quilting day” or “world-wide quilting day” or some such made up non-holiday holiday. Whatever. I worked and then came home. The kids were amusing themselves and dinner time was a ways off so I laid out my polaroid blocks, trying this layout.
I was pretty happy with it and fiddled and rearranged and generally had a pretty good time.
And then it was time for dinner so I took this picture, threw it on instagram, packed up the blocks, and cooked dinner. Saturday night, around 6:30. The only hashtag I used was #polaroid. And everyone went nuts for it! My phone alerts have been going bat-shit crazy ever since then. In forty eight hours I’ve had ~55 new followers and over 350 likes. My normal is around 20-40 likes, so this is huge. I’m just totally baffled. And thrilled. Absolutely thrilled.
I do like this layout lots. I just have to sew all the things together now.
Layout options. Not all the options, but the ones I’ve tried. I hate rearranging tiny blocks, so I’m using pencil crayons to see if this way is easier.
I had no idea there are so many green blocks. I was hanging out with W on the weekend and got her to count each pile and write how many of each. Not bad for five and a half!
Linking up here, here, and here.
Trying to plan colour placement before I start with fabric, so graph paper and pencil crayons instead.
I can’t remember if this set of pencil crayons is the set I got for Christmas when I was in university, way back in the mid-90s. If so, they’re well travelled but still in great shape.
And since this is a block in progress, I’m linking up with Quilter in the Closet for “building blocks Tuesday.”
Oh day of epic-ness and productivity!
Did the layout:
First time I’ve seen all the blocks together.
Laid out the oranges – a few not in the shot.
All the white dots are sticky labels since I don’t want to mix up the different colours in the pluses.
The only hiccup was when I had to pack it all up for kids getting home, dinner and things was that I stacked the sashing in columns and the blocks in rows. Blergh. I had attached 11 before realizing I was an incompetent buffoon (the highest insult you can get in our family). Back under way though!