And since I've been madly trying to get my blocks done for the HFWYG? QAL I actually have been 'building blocks'. I only have a few of the 5" blocks left to do - but there's a bit of a drama. I took my sewing machine in to be serviced yesterday and I've borrowed my old machine from my sister. Total first world problem here - but I HATE it. I never used it for complicated patchwork (ie just squares back when I started quilting) and I quickly discovered the 'patchwork foot' I'd been using actually sews a 3/8" seam - and the foot is designed so that I can't shift my needle position to fix it. Soooo, instead of ripping pretty much every seam three or four times I'm leaving the rest of my blocks until I have my machine back :o)
I persevered yesterday and made these:
Jack in the Box
All the blocks together (a couple of small holes where the remaining blocks will go). Apologies for the horrible photo - my design wall is not well lit ;o)
I'll admit I have been wondering if it would just look like a big mess (and it kind of still does) - but I actually really like it. I'll probably swap a few blocks around to try and balance it a bit but the layout is pretty much there.