I've been working at a steady clip on my Country Lanes Quilt. I've decided the name is all wrong for this quilt so I think perhaps we will call it Tropical Waves amongst ourselves instead. I had all the blocks made last night and couldn't resist starting to put everything together, and that's when I realized I'd made 6 blocks wrong. I thought it was the book's issue, but by the light of day this morning I can see I skipped a part. It's just two long seams in six 10" blocks so it's not to bad. So far I've picked out four blocks and I think I have enough fabric to just remake the last two.
Cross Block Detail
So here's what Tropical Waves looks like now, with that extra row thrown in to show balance. What do you think? I took this close up of one of the blocks so you can see. It's fun working with these bright jewel tones. Now if the breeze changes direction, I'll have a bit of salty sea air and my tropical quilt! What do you think about the way the turtles peek out in the crosses? I like it. Can you see the little turtle in the background print there at the very center bottom? The turtles in the background are more hidden and well worth the efforts of finding them.
DD with Kailey
This is a picture of DD that I took on Easter with her matching Kailey doll. They even had their hair the same, which was a bit of a challenge for yours truly, but worth that smile. The next day DD was bummed she didn't have another matching outfit to wear.