It’s not that I didn’t like the original fabric I had picked out. Rather, the quilt pattern really has two distinct patterns that weave in and out and it makes more of an impact with there being a distinct difference between the blue and the purple.
And when you see just one block like this I’m sure you may be thinking “that is not a move in the right direction”. But just trust me on this one – if you like purple – you’ll see why I needed to change this one out. I was on the phone with my namesake over the weekend and I asked her what her favorite color was because I was thinking about making this quilt for her. Her answer was unequivocal – purple! Whew. Blueish-purple wasn’t going to work.
One block by itself doesn’t tell the whole story though. Here’s a link to the finished quilt. For an adult quilt, I think the blueish-purple would be great. But this is for a little girl in grade school. So I switched it based on what I thought the recipient would prefer.
So far I have 1 block completed and started a second one tonight. Each one takes a couple of hours, give or take and the quilt needs 25 blocks. In order to leave time for basting and quilting, I really need to have this done in 12-15 weeks or in other words at least 2 blocks a week. That sounds doable but time will tell!