Here's how I first laid out the quilt.
It was ok, but something just didn't work for me. Some of it looked fussy. I moved some things around and tried again.
Much better but the first 2 blocks in rows 2 and 3 bothered me as did the three read-as-solids in the bottom row. I already knew I wanted one springer photo in each row so something else had to move.
Much better. I moved the dog square on the black background. I also swapped the orange and print in row two which meant I needed to do the same in row 4. By doing that I calmed down all the rows and spread the more interesting prints through out the quilt. As I've been sewing the rows together I've been moving around the "sprockets" to try to keep from having the same fabric next to each other too often. I still need to find a border and backing for this although I think I am going to actually make the backing from leftover fabric. I have a panel with lots of dog sayings like the one above. Time will tell.
For those interested the pattern is Slide Show by Atkinson Designs. The photos were transferred to fabric by Fotos on Fabric. I really like the end result with these photos. The fabric is soft and easy to work with, nothing crunchy or stiff.
I did really well on my goals last week. Of course, they were written knowing exactly what I needed to get done. I've really focused on the dog quilt
March 28, 2016
Finish Applique on OMG√
Make backing for OMG√
Sew top together Boy donation quilt√
Work on Slide Show – put top together √ started
April 4, 2016
Finish sewing the rows together for Slide Show
Figure out borders for Slide Show
Make or buy backing for Slide Show
Put borders on Boy donation quilt
Make backing for Boy donation quilt
Finish small zippered pouch
That's enough to keep me constantly busy. I'll be going to Maryland in a week and a half and I'd really like to have the boy donation quilt done and the zippered pouch done so I can donate it to the $10 and under table. The doggy quilt needs to be passed on right after I come back. Time will tell if everything gets done.
I'm linking up with Monday Makings, Main Crush Monday, and Design Board Monday at Bits 'n Bobs. Grab a cup of tea and browse through what's happening in studios around the globe.