And the blocks all came tumbling down. But in this case, that's a good thing. The top for my tumbling block quilt is now complete.
This took some doing. 2 straight days of sewing, to finish putting it all together. I chose to piece the falling blocks, rather than applique, because my last applique quilt is still waiting to be finished, 4 years later. Next time, I think paper piecing would be a better choice. Keeping the quilt flat and square, while adding randomly shapes bits of background fabric to the falling blocks was, to put it mildly, a challenge.
However, it was worth it. The quilt came out just as I had pictured it. Finishing will wait a while, because I miscalculated, and the 1 yard of black fabric that I bought barely completed the top and borders. Need to go buy binding (I hope they still have the fabric) and something for backing. But can't do that until next weekend.
So, this quilt made a good dent in my stash overall (all the blocks are stash). And used up one of my recent purchases. Let's see where we stand this week:
2 yards - backing & binding for star challenge quilt
1 yard - background for tumbling blocks
1/4 yard - fat quarter from a stashbusting challenge
Used YTD: 24 yards
Added YTD: 15.25 yards
Net: 8.75 yards out this year
See Judy's blog for an update from other quilters this week.