Brick Pavement is this week's Grandmother's Choice block. I elected not to make last week's block because it was so much like an earlier one I really didn't care for. This one was relatively easy to put together. I didn't pay much attention to the cutting, but it looks like I fussy cut two squares. Maybe I should have paid more attention so they were all fussy cut.
I like the batik one as well. I am glad I am doing two versions. It is helping me use fabrics from my stash that I am enjoying working with.
The next row on the row quilt, America the Beautiful, calls for the "amber waves of grain." When Tom and I drove across the country in the summer of 2008, we saw fields of grains, veggies, and flowers stretching for miles in all directions. The colors varied from lavenders to dark greens with lots of browns and golds in between. I decided to use all these colors for these blocks. There are six 6.5" blocks in this row.
This is what it looks like on the design wall so far. The sawtooth star row and the waves of grain blocks are not sewn together yet. The next row is made up of trees. I hope to get that started tomorrow. I may even get a chance to sew these last two rows together and add them to the top. I think I am going to use a light blue for the background for the trees. I am feeling that the middle section is getting a little dark. The bottom section, "from sea to shining sea" is also pretty dark, so I want to introduce some lights before I get there. I am really enjoying making this quilt. We have already picked out a place for it to hang once it is done.
We are having a rainy weekend here. I am concerned about my friends and family on the East coast, and hope you all stay warm and dry the next few days.
Joyful quilting, everyone.