I went to Amitie again a while back and bought some more pale fabric, bringing my collection for this project to the following:
However, while I was at Amitie, the lovely lady who was serving me pointed out that it would make sense to make up a few HST blocks with the fabrics I have, and then when I go shopping for more fabric I can just bring those blocks, rather than all of the fabric I've bought so far (which is what I have been doing).
Now that is a very sensible idea! However implementing it forces me to make the decision on the size block I'm going to use much earlier than I had anticipated. I had initially thought of 2" blocks, but am worried that the sheer volume of the task would be too daunting for me to complete... To put the numbers into context, this is how many blocks I'd need (ish) at each size:
- 1950 2" blocks
- 429 3" blocks
Here's what the sequence I'm thinking of using would look like with 2" blocks.
What do you think? Should I stick with 2" blocks like I initially thought or increase the size to 3"? (I think bigger than that and you'd loose the integrity of the design).
Also, I currently have less than a third of the total fabric that I will need... and that's if I use all of each cut for the quilt top and forget about the idea of using the same fabrics for a pieced back... maybe i should have bought bigger cuts!! (or should in the future)