I took a break from it for a little while, but I finally made my 25th and final block for Amanda Jean's quilt-a-long. Does it look familiar? : ) This is the only block for which I didn't use one of Amanda Jean's tutorials. I've been on the lookout for a block pattern that I liked enough for my final block, and as soon as I received the latest BOM pattern, I knew I had found it.
The next decision was what fabrics and colors to use. I actually couldn't decide between two different variations ... so I made both! I figured I could decide which one to use after seeing the final result. I've already decided to use the one above, but here's the alternative:
I added some borders to it because I figured I'd make it into a pillow. It can either be a companion piece to my finished quilt or, with the holidays approaching, it may very well become a gift. I already have someone in mind ...
And, as always, I've put together a mosaic of what the final quilt might look like. This is just a random arrangement so it's not necessarily the layout I will choose, but I think it gives a good idea nontheless. I just bought some more white fabric for sashing strips between the blocks, and I think I'm just going to stick with small squares of the various different fabrics as cornerstones ... unless anyone has any better ideas ... ... ...?
I'm really excited to start pulling this one together. Think I can have it done by Christmas??