Well, sneaky quilt shop, they decided that month 12 would be a repeat of April's block, Cups and Saucers.
blog post in May. Two versions are in the finished quilt top above: second row center block, and bottom right corner block. One of those versions has the center block made from a different fabric than the outside corners, so that adds another calculation to the math in my Quilter's Choice posting (for those keeping count, we're up to 64 variations so far).
But then Kennette, using a mini design board, showed us even more variations.
ImplicationsWell, if we're making block 12 this month, that must mean I have six blocks completed in one colorway. Time to start thinking about setting things together into a baby quilt!
Thimbleberries. I kinda like the star (Ohio Star? not quite sure) used as cornerstones in the finished top above, but I'm not sure, as the pop-of-color red might be part of what makes it attractive to me. And if I'm wanting to stick with blues, what sort of *pop-of-color* might that imply? I have a "baby quilt" size piece of batting, so I'm size-restricted to about 36" by 48" if I want to use that. Which further restricts my creativity. Or not.
And, six blocks in one colorway means there are 5 blocks awaiting a final playmate! Baby quilt number two is close at hand.
Oh my gosh!!! So excited about this new thinking on Buck-a-block. I have two WIPs to start day-dreaming about.
P.S. to Cassie and Rhonda: I signed up for next year's Buck-a-block already! (I like the direction they are going with more individual color choices at the end. A no-brainer given my eschewing of most of this year's fabrics.)