So thus was born my second BOM for that year. I chose a second set of fabric to make these "practice" blocks from. I decided to pick only blocks that had a center square in them and worked my way up from simpler blocks to blocks with lots of pieces in them by the end of the year. It was interesting to see how my fabric choices looked compared to the fabrics in the bag of the month. Talk about a lesson in color theory. The bags contained everything from just black and white, 1930 reproduction fabrics, bright\ yellow with orange, to one bag that had only white, solid blue and a black with blue print.
This was in 2008 and I've been trying to figure out how to set my "practice" blocks so I can finish the quilt. I've been playing around with designs over the last 2 years. Here's what I've come up with:
I'm pretty sure I know which layout I want to use. Which one do you like?