Monday, March 4, 2013

March Goal Setting for ALYOF

You guys, I'm so exhausted that the thought of setting a goal (let alone achieving said goal) for A Lovely Year of Finishes this month is pretty daunting. Nevertheless, I'm going to do it and hope for the best.

My 3x6 bee blocks have been sitting in a box for over half a year. I think I received all 12 blocks, but I lost one (which was such a bummer because it was gorgeous - I blame the toddler) and one was not useable.  I'd asked for a dark grey background and imagined I would get bunch of different shades. When I pulled them out again a couple nights ago, I realized that 7 of the blocks used Kona Coal, 1 Charcoal, 1 Medium Grey and 1 Slate, and 1 with a tone-on-tone grey print. Trying to figure out how to arrange these blocks in a pleasing manner took a lot of thought. Since, Slate is a very "blue" grey and doesn't really go well with the other shades, so I'm going to either use that block on the back, or use it to make something else entirely. Ditto for the tone-on-tone background. 
In the end, I decided to make 2 more blocks using Coal and 1 additional block in Iron. I'll sash the quilt in Coal so the quilt top will be more or less uniform and there will be three randomly arranged blocks in "other" shades of grey.
And thus, my March goal is to complete the last three blocks for this quilt top, one of which is my hexie block that I've been chipping away for the year block or so (I'm so slow!).  Three blocks is totally manageable, even when run off my feet by a toddler while working full-time and hauling my pregnant self around town. 

P.S. I'm also too tired to proofread tonight - sorry y'all!

A Lovely Year of Finishes


  1. Winning the February Lovely YOF drawing should be a nice boost - congrats. Your bee blocks are great together.

  2. It's convenient to blame the toddler for lost things, but the truth is we had a black hole somewhere in our apartment before he even got here.

  3. Congratulations on your February win!!! =D I didn't finish my February project or enter anything for March :( I'll be cheering you on though!!! Good luck! I think using different shades of grey will look great =D