I have finished all the blocks! I have 40 warm blocks and 52 cool blocks, all measuring 6.5″ (6″ finished).
BUT, now what do I do with them? I spent yesterday taking pictures of several mock-ups and would love some help deciding what to do.
A. Two individual quilts. A warm quilt measuring 30″x40″ and a cool quilt measuring 36″x48″. These are obviously very small and would be baby quilts to be gifted at some point in time. (not arranged to proper sizes in these photos, but you get the idea.)
The kitties. I have 2. You would think I had 20 when I’m laying down quilts and trying to take pictures!
B. A double-sided quilt: one warm side and one cool side. I *love* this idea but would need to add borders to make it a usable size. I definitely like the look without borders, but with borders isn’t bad or anything. Here is the warm quilt mocked up with a border. The yellow inner border is a flannel that I own and would be great, but the red is just regular fabric. I would have to buy some red flannel. (Thanks to Wanda for this idea!) I would try to get the double-sided quilt to @ 40×50 — a somewhat usable lap-quilt size.
C. Cool center surrounded by warm, measuring 54×60.
D. Warm center surrounded by cool, measuring 54×60. Although I think I would take off the extra blue rows/border on the sides and instead make this 42×60.
Others I have already nixed, including a radiating out style that really didn’t work in either variation, and a …red blobs in midst of the blue field variation, which just, well, you can see.
Yep, just not enough blocks for these to work.
Why hello there, red blobs! Not quite the “flowers on a cool background” I was going for!
Any favorites? Or any other ideas? My goal is still to finish the top(s) before the Olympics end so need to get crackin’!