Four more to go!! Since the original top/pattern only had 3 urn-type blocks, I decided to follow Lurline's (and other's) lead and draft a fourth urn block. Daffodils are my husband's favorite flower, and iris are mine. I like the idea of fruit in every urn block with the flowers and thought that the watermelon slices went well with the slender flower vase.
I thought that one over-powering peacock was quite enough for my quilt, so I substituted our cat, Weasley, for the smaller peacock block. This will shock and delight my daughter, the ultimate recipient of this quilt. I like the idea of him escaping to the back yard and grabbing a nap under a flower...nice to think about deep in winter in Michigan.
Here are my 16 blocks on my ugly college blanket...I'm almost through with the 17th block...one that gives homage to our family's love of music. Then there will be only 3 more!!
I'm starting to think about how I'm going to arrange the top...has anyone else been contemplating a thin sashing between the blocks?? Hmmm...I'm thinking about one...really on the fence about it. I need to hang a dark piece of fabric on my old blanket and pin the blocks on to see what it would look like. Even though I have played fast and loose with a few of the blocks, I really don't want to change the overall look of the quilt. But there is a little part of me that wants a place for the eye to rest.
What do you think??