Well, it's off and running. I haven't selected all of my fabrics yet, but I'm not worried about winging it. For once! I really just need to select borders, binding and flange binding, which I think will be easier once the top is together anyway.
As usual, I had to make things harder on myself. My first block is this star with red gingham. Only thing is, this gingham is really sear-sucker, so it has some stretch to it. EEK! As you can see this star is a little wonky. I think it will be fine once I sew it to the borders.
Here is my second star, much easier with regular woven fabric. Phew.
Again, I used a little of that sear-sucker for this Greek-cross. It didn't turn our quite as wonky.
Lastly, this cross uses regular woven fabrics.
I love how they all look together too. Overall I am really happy with how the gingham looks.
On the other hand, I am regretting choosing that linen. It looks great but it's fraying A TON! Not good, not good at all. I thought since it was $10 a yard, which is a little pricey for JoAnns, it would be good quality. Not sure if it's just the nature of linen or if I really should have ordered some Essex Linen online. Any opinions out there?
I am linking up with the QAL.