I'm keeping it simple and using the Four Corners block from my book Cut and Shuffle Quilts. I pulled a palette from stash of browns, russets, dark blues, and light greys, many from last month's splurge at the FQ sale. I cut squares and strips and quickly made a pile of Block Mamas, light ones and dark ones.
Nice contrast; these will make good Four Corners blocks.
Over the weekend I got all the Block Mamas cut, shuffled the parts, and made 30 blocks.
I'm pushing to get this quilt finished as quickly as possible. You know what they say, "Haste makes waste" and "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." I've been keeping company with my seam ripper over stupid things like having fabric wrong sides together or attaching the wrong parts together. I've made hundreds of Cut and Shuffle blocks, I should know what I'm doing. Yeesh!
Marty's into motorcycles so I went searching for a backing fabric with a motorcycle theme. I found a whole collection of prints featuring Indian motorcycles, but Marty's a Harley guy. Then I found the perfect print: Biker themed, but not brand-specific, and the colors work well with my palette. In fact, I added a few more blocks in light orange to brighten up the palette a bit.
I started laying out the blocks on the wall; I can see that I need to move some around. I'm also adding one more row and I need one more dark frame block. I'm glad I added the light orange to brighten everything up. (pardon the bad lighting)