Here's a shot of the blocks that I've received in the mail so far (taken last week). This is the closest they're going to be to looking like a quilt for a while, so I wanted to get a shot of them all together.
I love seeing them all together like this and am glad that I stuck with one color for the center to tie everything together. It's so much fun to see how you all combined my fabrics together to get such cool looking patchwork blocks.
I think I'm going to quilt these as separate blocks (with a muslin backing) and then sew the quilted squares together, add a backing fabric and then tie the quilt on top (that's the best I could decipher the japanese instructions in my inspiration book). Does that sound like a recipe for failure, or do you think it will work out okay (quilting, then joining, then tying)?
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And, on another note. I'm not sure if we're still doing the charity quilt together, but I do have an option for all of us.
A lady that my dad works with is getting together 20 or so twin sized bed quilts for teen girls at Children's Village in Detroit, MI (by April 30). I was thinking if you were up for it, we could all donate a block to the quilt and I could combine them and create a quilt.
If you have other ideas for a charity option, we definitely don't have to go this route. I just purchased this bundle of this Joel Dewberry Chestnut Hill fabric to make a zig zag quilt of my own to donate to the group, so I'll be making a quilt to donate either way.
If you want to go this route with the charity quilt, we can discuss color options or block ideas in the comments (or via email).