I’m finishing up the blocks for my Your (Second) Modern Quilt class–Y2MQ for short–and thought today I’d put together the quilt top. Naturally, that’s when I realized I had run out of my Kona corn background fabric. That seems pretty close to impossible, since I could have sworn I had four yards of the stuff (it IS Whipstitch yellow, after all). But no, not a yard to be found. Just a squeenchy little bit, truly barely enough to squeeze out the yellow for this final block:
We were originally scheduled to do the Star of Mystery from Fresh Lemons as the final block for this star sampler quilt, but we’ve already done a few foundation pieced blocks, and I wanted for us to try something new. This one (which, believe it or not, is from TLC) requires more precision piecing and has a lovely Y-seam, which I personally find challenging-in-a-good-way. I blew the template WAY up–like, +200% or something–and this ends up being close to an 18″ block or so. Which is fine, since nearly all of us have settled on a non-linear setting for the finished quilt, and have been working with various sizes of blocks since June or so.
Once I get more Kona corn tomorrow or the day after, it’ll be time to fiddle and see if I can’t determine the best way to lay these blocks out to make them really sing. Might come back and ask for your help with that. Wait for it.