Yesterday I discovered that I really don't like using plain white fabric as background. I didn't realize that until I spent an awful lot of time trying to find anything else that I could use besides 'just white'. I finally found a grey and white print fabric to use. I think I'm going to have to eventually give in and use a plain white; the next block is the Autumn Star and there's a lot of white background.
Here's what my space looks like when I'm pulling fabric for blocks. This is just one reason I love my studio, I can just turn off the light and leave it until tomorrow (or whenever I can get back to it). If you look closely, you can see a Michael Miller Modern Basics fat quarter bundle that just came in from Massdrop yesterday. (And a big thank you to one of my IG quilting buddies for introducing me to Massdrop!) When I saw this bundle, I knew it would come in handy for my FGV blocks. Plenty of polka dots and houndstooth!
Here are my 12" blocks so far. I completely messed up the Apron Strings block; but I think it's my favorite and my hubby says it's definitely his.
Of course, the problem with having so much fun with these blocks is the project that's still looming on my design board, DUNH DUNH DUNH!
Luckily my son isn't in a hurry for it, especially since it's a flannel quilt and we've been in the 90s of late. My goal is to spend part of each day in the studio sewing together at least one row to break up the frustration, LOL.
Happy quilting friends!