In order to round out my Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee blocks, I just needed one more. Remember that design wall I showed you the other day?
Remember that hole?
I wasn't sure what to make to fill in the space . . . I'm really not a quilting maven and I have no books on quilting, so to the internets I went. (Yes, I said "internets".) I started a pin board on Pinterest for cool quilt blocks and quilt designs I run across . . . it came in handy with this dilemma.
Pretty quickly I settled on the Double Pinwheel Block via Kerry of Lovely Little Handmades. I discovered this one back when I discovered the You Are Here block by Happy Zombie. Both of these ladies were part of Block-A-Palooza which is definitely worth checking out if you're at all intrigued with quilting.
So I scanned over the directions, perused what was left of my sheet pieces, and scraped together enough squares to make this guy:
It was a little trying to get the block finished as I started dreaming it up a bit after Kee-ku went down for his nap, and he woke up before I was able to get 'er done. Oh well. Through the power of Veggie Tales CDs and Little Miss' Tag Reader, I was able to distract him for just long enough to add it to the rest of the pieces on the design wall:
|We've got a seriously overcast day today so this picture is kind of awful . . . but you get the idea.|
I switched the layout a bit . . . still playing with that. We'll see how it feels when I look at it tomorrow. (Oh how I love the design wall for just this very reason.)
Here's my question to you: how would you finish the top? I have very little left in the way of coordinating sheets so I can't really make more blocks to make it bigger. As it is, I'm going to have to monkey with a few of the blocks because they were made too small.
The unfinished blocks are 12.5" square so if I join them as is it's not going to be a terribly large quilt (not that this was necessarily the goal, just sayin'). The other option is to sash it between the blocks. With what, I don't know . . . ideas?