For this year's monthly quilt, Northern Lights, I did decide that I wanted the smaller blocks but big enough to fit my bed. Means a lot of extra blocks. I've got the blocks for the September class done and have been piecing the parts of the star blocks. Lots of piles on the end of the cutting board to make stars. I debated about getting the templates for this quilt but ended up getting them. I have really enjoyed using them. Its nice to be able to cut strips and then use the templates to get the correct shapes. The pieces are going together really easily.
I made a list of blocks to be the extras and have started creating cutting charts and piecing those. The original list of blocks I picked didn't work because I suddenly realized the blocks all needed to have a half square triangle piece of a specific fabric to continue the pattern in the original layout. The new list will let me do that. There are some blocks in the pattern that are left as half or quarter blocks for the borders. I think I'll make them again as whole blocks for the centre. These are all the assembled parts so far -- not in any particular order.
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