The top! It's done!
I started this back in mid-March. At first I had a good amount of the blocks very carefully arranged on my sewing room wall. Then over the last few weeks they started to fall. For awhile I tried to put them back where they belonged, but that process was never-ending. I gave up and proceeded to roll over the fallen blocks with my sewing chair until I could will myself to at least stack them up in a safe place. So when I finally started sewing them together, I ended up doing it fairly randomly, just trying to balance out the colors as best I could.
It measures 52" x 56". My original plan was a 14 x 14 square configuration of 196 blocks. But when I realized the design would be assymetrical, I cut out a column and used only 182 of them. Confession of a lazy quilter-- although I should have trimmed those 182 blocks to perfect 4.5" squares, I left them alone! I didn't even trim the little dog ears that come off the triangle points! Yet just about every corner lines up, the quilt top is fairly square as far as I can tell, and the seams aren't bulky. Oh, and I kept my sanity. Laziness wins!
As I've mentioned before, the Oakshotts were a dream to use. The colors are so rich and beautiful, and the fabric is pretty stable (important when sewing triangles). While I loved these fabrics from the Autumn bundle, I'm itching to play around with some of the other colors soon. I may end up ordering the Sunrise bundle or some individual blues, greens, reds, purples, and pinks. I also really want to try their neutrals. Hmmm. Maybe I should just save for the ColourBox?