I thought I should try to sew some of the "Y" seams before I got too carried away on this quilt. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but there is absolutely no way to rush through them. This block is sewn together......all 136 pieces of fabric in ONE 20" block!
This is the next grouping waiting to be sewn together.
The outside is actually a very dark purple on this block. This is my favorite one so far. Just look at all the opportunity I have to add lots and lots of color. I think the gestation time for this quilt is going to be around two years......or more. It's going to be a long, sloooowwww birth of an amazing quilt.
This is the biggest, and most ambitious project I've tackled so far when it comes to quilting. Selecting the fabrics have become a game, and it is the easy and fun part for me. I've decided to start keeping track of how many fabrics I've used with swatch sheets. Now I just need to convince my granddaughters that it is fun to cut little swatches and fill in the blanks. There are 14 different fabrics in each block. By the time I finish, I will try to incorporate over 200 different fabrics. This is going to be fun! ......I think!
This project is definitely for an advanced quilter, or an intermediate quilter with 'stones'.....if you catch my drift. Sorry if I've offended anyone, but it's true!
P.S. I forgot to calculate the fabrics in the setting squares......add another 50 different fabrics.....give or take a few. My granddaughters are going to be busy cutting squares for those swatch sheets!