Gallimaufry Line 1

OK, this is definitely the last one before we head off.

It’s Line 1, the top row. As I make more blocks, it’s more and more apparent that there will need to be some swapping around of blocks to balance the balance of lights and darks. I like this row a lot, but it throws Line 3 out a bit.

I’ve chosen a cool pale blue homespun for the backing and back sashing, and I think I may use dark blue front sashing to give a clean visual punctuation to each block. When I get back, I’ll cut the backing and batting squares so I’m ready to go once the front blocks are finished.

Here’s the lineup so far. Just two more rows to go!

 

24 thoughts on “Gallimaufry Line 1

  1. kathyreeves says:

    You made so much progress before heading out, you must be stoked! Have a great trip!

  2. tialys says:

    Have a great time and enjoy your reunion x

    • katechiconi says:

      We’re there… lots of noisy bird life, palm trees, blue skies with big white fluffy clouds, tickets for tomorrow’s ferry booked and dinner tonight at one of my favourite restaurants!

  3. really speeding along there…… 🙂

  4. Wow… and it was only a paper plan a few days ago. Enjoy your trip… perhaps we’ll chat when you get back (I may have less work demanding my attention by then).

    • katechiconi says:

      I know: it’s leaping together painlessly and I’m enjoying it hugely! We’ll be back from Airlie Beach on Saturday afternoon, so let me know what time/day would work for a Skype 🙂

  5. claire93 says:

    you’ve been going great guns on this top!
    have a great time away!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s probably just as well we’ve gone away for a couple of days, or I’d start to feel compelled to crash out the last two rows 🙂 I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s boat trip out to Hamilton Island on the Reef.

  6. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Have a great holiday !

  7. Jule says:

    Enjoy your holiday! 🙂

  8. magpiesue says:

    I hope you don’t have any trouble getting back to this once you return home. I know when I have to stop mid-stream I often have trouble finding my stride again. Meanwhile, enjoy your trip! It sounds like it’s going to be a lovely time. 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Not a chance! I have pieces cut, ready and waiting 🙂 Besides, this quilt is for ME, a rare enough occurrence… Just about to set out to catch the ferry over to the islands. More later!

  9. Emma says:

    You’ve been completely smashing through this quilt! I can’t believe how much you’ve done this week! Have a fun trip!

  10. rutigt says:

    Let the blocks rest and have a great trip! When you return, you´ll see them in a different way (maybe 🙂 ).

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