The big orange wall quilt is done!
I actually finished this up late Sunday night, but a trip out to our cabin kept me from hanging it on the wall until last night. I got some amazing feedback about how to do the final layout (rectangular, dyptich, darker strips to add some assymetry). But in the end, I decided to keep it square and simple as was my original plan.
This quilt was a collaborative effort. 15 of the blocks were made by members of my Bee Liberated group on flickr. Even though the blocks are all very simple in their design and contain mostly the same fabrics, the fact that they were made by so many different people makes each one unique. It also turns out that one of my bee member's additions really made this quilt sing. Heidi sent me this center block made with teal and grey fabrics that I hadn't included in my packets.
Honestly, my first though was, "Oh, no! How are these going to work in the quilt?" But she also included extra pieces of that teal that I ended up using in many more of the blocks I made. Those spots of teal ended up creating movement in the quilt that I don't think I would have acheived had I kept only the original fabrics I had chosen. So thank you Heidi!
I still think the wall needs a few more things. But I think that can wait a bit. My other cushions will have to wait too. I've got things planned with the kids today and a fun weekend ahead of wedding and friends. But please make sure to check back on Monday-- I'll be giving away a GO! Baby to a lucky someone!