I will grow old and gray before I finish these blocks.
I think this one took about 2 hours.
Two hours. One simple block.
I think the issue is that each individual strip is quilted. I’m going to make one block where I piece them all and then quilt, but I’ll likely be sacrificing the quilty look I want for expediency. The look is deliberately scrappy and came entirely from my stash. A while ago a Fresh Comfort Two player “gave” me a bunch of strips (for the price of shipping – a fair trade) and I will be able to use them. I also bought a scrap pack on etsy a while ago which was full of fun designer fabrics. Most were from my own stash though, such as it is. I am following Penny’s layout from QAYG I as revived by Heather at House of a la mode. I’m hoping that time will improve my speed because I swear to you, I don’t have the patience to make a 30-block quilt when each block takes 2 hours. It will be the death of me.
Oh, and if anyone reads this and wants to do a mini-swap for scraps I’m all for it. I was going to sign up for the QAYG swap but the rules were a bit restrictive and I didn’t feel like my stash was up to par. Well, it is actually, and I have more to share than I thought I did. So…let me know and I’ll gladly make a trade.