I put together my blocks over the weekend, and out of 32 total, "only" had to redo six (groan).
Clever me, pinning strips on backwards.
After ironing and laying them out I feel like I really have three color sets to work with, not one.
These are the fabrics I'll use for the current quilt.
I feel that I'm learning a lot through this, both in the making and in reading about other people's process. About what kind of quilter I may turn out to be, about how I like to work and what I want to do. Mostly now I see that, for all my planning (and I love to plan), I like to see where the fabric takes me as I work with it, I like being open to changes. Much as in my life --- I plan a lot, and then I try to go with the flow.
I also see that I prefer to work with fewer fabrics at a time rather than more... That's okay, I have some children coming up on "big" birthdays that I'd like to make quilts for --- everything will get used! And I have enough fabric to make more blocks in the color scheme I want for myself. I think no sashing though... I started to play around with how the blocks in the third set might talk to each other and I like them close --- it's not a very big quilt, after all.
But now I really do need to focus on The Dude's project for a while, I'll have pictures of that next week.