First off I need to apologize for the crappy dark photos. It has been dreary and raining here in the Seattle area - which it often is this time of year - and I haven't been able to get any decent light to take pictures with in days and days. I have actually completed both of my Bohemian quilts but they deserve a nice sunny day for their photo shoot so I'm holding off until the skies open up and give us a break from the downpour and gloom.
I'm sure you all have seen Penny's quilt-as-you-go-along on her blog. Her finished quilt is so awesome! I was all raring to go on that one but I had too many other projects looming over me to justify bringing on something new. But as I was organizing my fabric area the other day I came across these blocks - my very first quilt blocks! A light bulb immediately went off (which doesn't happen too often these days, so when it does I pay attention!) and I thought this would be a great merging of projects.
I got out my seam ripper (which I seem to have a sick love/hate relationship with lately) and carefully took apart the few blocks I had already sewn up and re-pieced them in the quilt-as-you-go fashion! This is such a fun project, pulling from bird fabrics and the scrap bin. I don't have a lot of cream or white scraps as is used in the quilt along so I just opted to sash every other block in white to break up the scrappiness. Each block is a bit time-consuming but you just have to keep reminding yourself there will be no quilting in the end. Nine blocks down!
There are some great blocks and finished quilts in the quilt-as-you-go flickr group.
but she seems to like a more chaotic arrangement of the blocks more than my orderly one. Future modern quilter? One can only hope:)