I am back at these blocks again. Monday and Tuesday I sewed away and have 25 of them done. I think we talked a little about the text back in this post IN FEBRUARY. Wow people, when I set something aside I SET IT ASIDE. But anyway I was looking for something kind of mindless to sew ON A RAINY DAY and basically these are just 4 patches and did the trick.
Back in the day when I learned to quilt I was taught to just throw caution to the wind when cutting something directional, like plaid for instance. It was pretty contrary to my sewing up to that point, coming at quilting from garment making. But I embraced it. I'm influenced by my quilting roots and tend to want to just chop into things and sew but also heavily influenced by the world around me where people are fussy cutting stuff like lives depend on it.. so obviously I'm hot mess of indecision.
So...anyway I stitched up all the blocks I could with the text going all the same direction. I have 27 blocks, then another maybe half dozen or so that won't be going the same direction. Of course laying out in a 5 x 5 layout I'm finding the limitations of this method. I'm probably going to throw caution to the wind and just layout them out in a pleasing manner direction be damned!
What would you do? It would have been way easier if I had a gigantic wall where I could lay it all out in individual units and sew them together that way, but that's not an option. So I'll probably finish up the last of the blocks and lay them out the way that works out best.
Or, I'll set it aside and see what happens when I pull them out next time. Who knows.
Happy Day friends!