It didn't occur to me until mid afternoon yesterday that I could make a nice midway mosaic of my FW blocks. (Well, I snuck in next week's blocks too ... )
What do you think? This is just a random arrangement via Flickr. I didn't feel like manually sorting them.
Yep, that "Bat Wings" block (top right corner) is definitely too red. I'll have to redo it.
I've never made a quilt like this before and I'm loving the entire process.
Do you ever look at a quilt in progress and wonder where it will be 100 years from now? Will it be preserved as a family heirloom and end up behind glass in a museum with a sign saying "maker unknown" because I was too lazy to label it?
Will it perish in a fire or a flood?
Or will it be loved and cuddled with and snuggled under and maybe even barfed on by a sick child and end up all stained & thread-bare in someone's attic?
And will someone ever look at this quilt and wonder about me? And will they know that I started making it to have fun with a wonderful online community of blogging quilters? And will they have any inkling of just how.much.joy I had making it and sharing it with you?
Sometimes I wonder about these things. But I always come to the same conclusion. I honestly don't care what happens to it after I'm done making it and maybe enjoying it for a while.
One thing that would absolutely devastate me is if one of my daughters felt obligated to keep something I've made, even though they don't like/want or need it. I know what it feels like to not be able to get rid of something I think is absolutely hideous just because someone I loved made it. I hope my daughters understand that getting rid of something I made doesn't mean they're getting rid of me or my love for them.
I think I'm going to make them pinkie-swear on that.