With all the traveling I've been doing I am so glad I've had these portable blocks to work on while flying and spending time on the road.
These are early days...the blocks still look and feel pretty "naked". I have just been "working the stack", as Martha Green would say, pulling out a block, adding a seam treatment, then pulling out the next block, etc.
Now that I am home, though, I can put them all up on the design wall to monitor how the seam treatments are working graphically and as a whole.
I did decide to go more traditional with them...no beads, nothing too flashy. I want the central flowers to remain the stars of this particular show.
As always, "click to embiggen", as Marty would say.
Notice that very fine black line pinned into place between the blocks and the central section? My friends at Point Bonita insisted that be there, and I believe they were correct. Makes a big difference.
Here's a closer look at the beginnings of my seam treatments.
Of course, on those old crazy quilt fragments I pieced in there, the stitching was already done!
I'm waiting on a special item to arrive before I dive into my "New from Old" entry for the Alliance for American Quilts. That is going to be so much fun to create, and I'll be blogging the entire process...til, then, I'll keep with my blocks here...