This afternoon I made up a few sample blocks, introducing a print just because I like it so much.
The blocks are fast to rotary cut [from templates] and quick to construct, two blocks measure 8.5"x11.25" so the whole top should be fast and simple. It looks contemporary enough for a very young couple [in their color of choice] and quilting too will be modern- the example is done in horizontal half inch lines, and I already know I will not be quilting that tight. We shall see what inspires me between now and the longarm!
If I can get a lot of the prep done the next couple of weeks I will be able to sit and piece after my foot surgery in two weeks. Since about October last year I have been battling foot pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and a stress fracture and after months of therapy, ice, exercises etc I am ready to be free of this malady so it's off to a simple procedure to finally fix it.
The surgeon does it arthroscopic so it's a fast recovery, in the boot only two and a half weeks.
Meantime there are a couple of baby quilts coming from CA. that need to be quilted and a queen size that will be custom-not sure if it will all be done in two weeks but I will try!