My first set of squares:
* brighter in person
I wanted to work all weekend on these (plus some knitting on the side) but I did something funky to my left wrist Friday night and it hurt to rotate. Knitting wasn't so bad but cutting & sewing were a little painful. I had a bike ride Sunday I didn't want to miss so I babied it all weekend and did almost nothing quilty 'til Sunday afternoon. grump.
My original idea of dark prints in the thin middle strip didn't really turn out when I started laying things side by side. I decided to use some medium-darkish purples that I hand-dyed. I'm pretty pleased with how it looks next to those bright borders.
I started throwing various prints next to the bright outside and purplish borders, after my first idea of light middle squares was looking meh. Did I also mention that I am also fond of black background funky prints? Yeah, got a few of those too (why yes, those are flaming chile peppers). I didn't fussy cut the black centers, I swear, but the love bug on the right side ended up smack dab in the middle.
Just seeing all those bright colors makes me happy. Also, I got to use some of my flying bat-frog print, woohoo!
Now I have to decide whether to cut the big blocks into 4 squares or leave them as is. If the latter, I definitely want some sashing, but not really sure what. I might take my 2 least favorite blocks, cut them up, and see what they look like. Got any opinions? Should I cut or leave them in their full 10.5" glory?