I have a pretty cool problem right now up in my sewing room. I am wondering what to do with leftover plus blocks. Cub plus blocks to be precise. I may have overdone it while working on the Cubs quilt.
I put one pile to the side and starting throwing blocks up on the design wall. They were peeling off the pile in sets and at first that is how I placed them. I always take a picture to see if I like a design.
I didn't like this one!
I decided that I didn't want the same blocks all in a row. I also decided to offset the rows. I did that and put some pieces of blocks at the ends.
I decided that having the one t-shirt top in the middle was the part I didn't like. I popped it up to the first row. I had to rearrange a few things.
Then I counted the blocks. I had 5 blocks over and 5 blocks down. A perfect square.
I didn't want a 45" by 45" square.
I took a few of the non pieced blocks and distributed them around. It broke up the pluses just a bit and it gave the quilt a rectangle shape. Much more pleasing to the eye.
This quilt will be 45" by 54", just the right size for a little kid to use as a lap quilt. Or a play quilt. Or great for pretend picnics or any of the fun things kids do with quilts.
Hmm, do I know any little kids? By golly I do, a boy and a girl! And remember I have two piles of blocks, phew.
Once I get a design I like I am going to copy it for the second quilt. I may love my grandchildren to the moon and back. But I am not redesigning the second quilt.
Even grandma has her limits!
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