All the bloom blocks for Coastal Lily, the wonderful pattern by Minick and Simpson and available here, are pieced.
I have to admit, as eager as I am to see this quilt come together, I was a little sad when I pieced the last block. I enjoyed making each and every one of them.
So the next step is to come up with the perfect placement of each one of my bloom blocks.
I'm one of those quilters that suffers from "no like fabrics next to each other" syndrome. But since the blooms were all made from different fabrics, all I had to worry about was the berries and stems, so coming up with the perfect spot for each block went very easily.
After I'm finished with finding the perfect spot for each block, I always sleep on it and give it one more look the next day with fresh eyes before I start assembling the rows.
My design wall is just barely big enough to accommodate all the blocks but I'm making do,
and even using the floor, which pleases Cooper to no end.
For some reason that dog loves to lay on my works in progress. If I'm not watching he'll wad all the pieces into a ball and lay on all of them, like he wants to lay on as many pieces as he can at once.
It's hard to shoo him away and off my projects sometimes. Poor Cooper's had a tough year with being sick and losing half his hair. See his pink skin through his thin hair? But he's better now and his hair is coming back, in patches and places. I still think he's a cutey, but not so cute that I didn't give him a sweet potato stick to sleep elsewhere.
I'm sad to be finishing up this quilt, not only have I had no quilt drama, it's been uplifting, I think it's those cheerful colors. But I refuse to miss this the next Schnibbles Parade, this month's choice, Dulcinea, has been on my To Do list for ages and I'm running out of time so I can't drag out Coastal Lily much longer.