Thanks all for providing such wonderful feedback on my block choices for Toulouse! It appears #2 was the most popular choice. I was pretty much sold on #1, but I'm a control freak, you've convinced me that #2 really is the best use of the fabric that I have. As Cathy commented, it's "controlled scrappy", which suits my need to control but mix it up a little.
So as you're reading my blog this morning, I'm in a plane heading home from California. My husband needed to run out there for business, our daughter lives in downtown Los Angeles so I figured I would tag along..PLUS I got to attend the "Road to California" quilt show. Other than getting to hug my daughter anytime I wanted, the weather was the best part of this trip...it's been in the 60s and 70s. It was 0 when we left Illinois. The temperature felt balmy to us but the folks in downtown LA were wearing winter coats...nice winter coats, but a t-shirt worked for me!
I planned to show pictures from the quilt show on my blog today, but I forgot to grab my camera on the way out the door to the show!! My husband was getting ready for a meeting, my daughter was getting ready for work, and I was wanting to hit the road to miss the morning traffic, all this in a small one bedroom apartment. I'm lucky all I forgot was the camera!!
I so enjoyed the quilt show, and did pick up a few items which I mailed home instead of paying for an extra bag on the plane. I'll blog about those when they make it to my home.
So instead today I would like to blog about "State of Grace".
I bought this kit from Lisa when she was having a spring cleaning sale, I think the fabric, Shangri la by Moda, has been out for a year or two. If you purchased the jellyroll in the cute little purse, you got a free pattern.
State of Grace! I've always been partial to pinwheel quilts so I was excited to get this kit.
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When I studied the pattern, I discovered that the blocks were assembled in what I think is a complicated and tedious way to make pinwheel blocks, but then I've never made a pinwheel block. Plus this pattern requires 80 of these blocks! Is this the best way to make a pinwheel quilt? Keep in mind that I'm working with a jellyroll.
This is how the 80 blocks are connected to make the pinwheel pattern.
So what do you think, is this how I should make this top?