I focused on the 16 patch fabrics, made a few blocks at home and then grabbed the cheddar for the corners and the blue for the zigzag.
True to her name, Lori just came over and started sewing the blue scraps that were left over and voilà, I had enough fabric for the last pieces that I needed.
I used up all the extra strips I had from an earlier project and some of these little 1" finished squares are 'humble' blocks, funny, I just realized that I have 2 the same in the above and below block. Must have been a strip left over and I got 2 blocks out of it! Plus I dug through Laurie, Linda, and Jane's piles of squares to add a bit more interest. They had lots of prints I didn't have. ;-)
The center was made by making four patches and then using 4 - 4 patches to make the 16 patch. Working this way gave me such pleasure as I could spin the seams on all the intersections and have really neat and flat blocks. I love when this happens!
Due to Lee at Two Thimbles finding the shops last remaining FQ's of this blue, I was able to added an extra row and I oriented the quilt so the zigzag is running across rather than up and down. Now it's in the "hand quilting" pile. However, I've seen a finished one already and I'm thinking a little machine stitching might just be the ticket to get this done. Btw, I see a red/white/green one in my future, hopefully it will be done in time for Christmas.
Thanks Lori, for an excellent day of sewing and an evening filled with amazing quilts. I was the quilt holder, sorry, no pictures to share of the lecture. If Lori is in your next of the woods, get your guild to book her, we had excellent feedback from her lecture.
Hope you get some stitching in over this Memorial Day weekend,