It's the last day to report progress on the One Monthly Goal for July. My stated goal was to get started on the wedding quilt. In a way I have achieved that because I did get started, but now I'm determined to get the top completed. I might be there had I not made design changes along the way.
I made half the units for 40 border blocks using all-the-same fabrics. Before I added the large triangles I got to thinking.
Okay, I'll need 40 blocks for the border. I can use four of those I've made. That means 36 (four each from nine light grays) to make.
Design change: since the big blocks have the same four light gray sashes then having a a variety of light grays for the big sashes doesn't work. Now I have cut all-the-same big sashes.
Dilemma: some of the big blocks have the same sashes as the big sashes. You know, the Fear of Two Fabrics Touching. If I don't notice it then I'll leave it but if I do notice it at a point that I can change it then I can't not change it.
In this photo: inner sash + upper right blue bird-in-the-air + big sash = too much of the same.
(I am fully aware that this matching or not will make no difference to the recipients of the quilt. But I will know.)
SO I'm still ripping and still sewing.
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On to the stash report.Fabric IN, July: 52 yards, $277, $5.32/yard
Fabric OUT, July: 47-1/2 yards (some of that is now en route to Cathy L.)
Fabric IN, YTD: 233-1/8 yards, $851, average $3.65/yard
Fabric OUT, YTD: 295 yards
Net Reduction: 61-7/8