Of course, I forgot to read all of the directions before I jumped right in. The blocks were supposed to end up at 8.5 inches and I made mine at 12.5 inches. I did meet the minimum of 30 blocks and it is a large quilt (for me to quilt on my home machine). I decided to try quilt as you go but I did it in only two sections. It definitely made it easier to quilt! I stitched in the ditch and a half inch on either side of each seam and then I made a sampler of the FMQ stitches I know how to do.
It was interesting.
Version Number One: I thought I would have a rainbow of colors with grey in between. I cut some strips and sewed them end to end and then I pretended it was a jelly roll race and assembled them. It was too small and I really didn't like it.
Version Number Two: I made four small square in a square quilts using colorful scraps and grey in between. I had high hopes for this one! It took forever! As I finished each little quilt, I loved it. However, when I put them together, not so much. Hmmmm..... (don't worry, I will use the four little quilts for some little babies that are coming soon).
Version Number Three: I sewed big blocks of each color of scraps. Hmmm....
Version Number Four: I know! I will cut 9.5 inch squares out of each block and make a nine patch on the back. Problem is, the back will have a split where I have to assemble it for the quilt as you go and there is not any way I will be able to match up the fronts and the backs.
Final version: Ta Da!! And I really love it. (Good thing!)
Such drama for a back, I know. But I love a reversible quilt!
Do you piece your backs?