Rounding Up the Blocks

one of 17 units needed for the sashing

one of 17 units needed for the sashing

Some more progress was made on the 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from The Fat Quarter Shop recently.

 

 

My "Helper for the day - Easton.  I didn't ask for his help by the way!

My “Helper for the day – Easton. I didn’t ask for his help by the way!

I managed to finish blocks 10, 11, & 12 of the mystery recently. My helper was my cat that we had adopted shortly after we moved to Texas.  He really hadn’t been exposed to sewing until recently.  He is  not a good helper I must say.

I also started the sashing units.  I decided to change the quilt up a bit so all of the 17 sashing units (it originally only called for 9) are going to be the same color as the one above.

Block 12 of the Fat Quarter Shop's 2012 Designer Mystery

Block 11 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s 2012 Designer Mystery

Block 11 of the Fat Quarter Shop's 2012 Designer Mystery

Block 12 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s 2012 Designer Mystery

Block 10 of the Fat Quarter Shop's 2012 Designer Mystery

Block 10 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s 2012 Designer Mystery

Karen from Karen’s Sewing Room has a photo of what the quilt is supposed to look like according to the directions.

I am not making it according to the directions, of course.  But since I can not find any more of the fabrics without spending an arm and a leg on them – I mean $100 for 16 Fat Quarters?  $125 for a jelly roll??? – I am going to make due with what I have on hand.

Luckily I have a bolt of the red fabric used in the flying geese above!  Also another great luck – The Fat Quarter Shop is extremely generous when setting up their kits!  I probably have about 3-4 yards of assorted scraps left over from making the blocks!