I'm soldiering on with plans to turn all those mini granny square blocks I've sewn from scraps into a king-size quilt. It's been a labour of love - cutting up countless 1.5" squares from a rainbow of fabrics scraps and then stitching them into blocks. No fabric is repeated in a block - which delights me endlessly because it makes this quilt a bit of an "I Spy" quilt of favourites.
I'm in the thick of it with granny blocks on the design wall and more blocks awaiting their turn in the layout. I'm literally surrounded by grannies! ;o)
To make the layout as random in colour as possible, I decided it would help if I grouped the blocks into colour stacks. It helped immensely and it was fun to discover my favourite pairing of colours (since I was working from scraps and making the blocks for year, I had no idea which colours I used the most). Any guesses which colours were used for the most pairings? ;o) I will tell you which colour I used the least for my blocks... yellow. I don't hate the colour, but find it a bit tricky. Too easy to have it looking like it belongs at McDonalds. ;o)
What about the layout?
Here's proof a design board can be invaluable. In the eight columns of blocks shown above, you can see two layout ideas. A grid layout on the left, while the four columns on the right are in a staggered layout. Definitely a different feel to the two layout options. Everyone in the household has chipped in their opinion on which looks best and I think I'll leave the blocks like this for a day or two so that I can decide. I can hardly wait to finish and finally be able to cross this project off my FAL list!