Long Time Gone
I refuse to let this be a long time going project. So I forge on.
The variety of the blocks has to be the main attraction of this popular quilt pattern by Jen Kingwell. That and the great scrap busting opportunities. Take a look at the original.
|Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell|
I have opted to work by section, using the 1-1/2" checkerboard squares as leaders and enders. My first completed section includes one of the first units (bowties), some of the courthouse steps blocks, and some of the HSTs, along with two sections of checkerboard and some sashing (still under consideration).
This next block is supposed to go into the blank space above, but I'm not crazy about it with the rainbow sashing so I may end up making a less-muddled version later if I decide to keep the sashing.
This past week I worked on the last HST block ...
... some pyramids ...
... (there will be 12 more pyramids in that block), and another group of courthouse steps.
I can see that my flannel-backed table cloth design wall needs to be replaced. (Coming soon with new developments.)
One of the fun things about scrappy quilts is the juxtaposition of fabrics.
Totally unplanned, the chevron stripe looks like rooftops over the windows and the loose thread becomes the chimney smoke.
I auditioned several colors for sashing. Light blue was blah and orange was eh; but a bold saturated yellow might make the cut.
Trouble is, I don't have enough of any suitable fabric to complete the whole quilt so I will do some purposeful shopping at Tennessee Quilts this week during the Quilt Fest sale.
So that's LTG, for now. It's been a productive week.
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