Sandra @mmmquilts! published the final set of piecing instructions for the Freefall QAL last Monday, May 1st. Before piecing the final blocks, I decided I needed to consider the placement of color in the final quilt as the last blocks are very specifically made. Note that the layouts I am presenting below are for color order ONLY. As per Sandra’s advice, I will aim to have 2 leaf points at most in a corner, so I will spend my time finalizing the individual block orientations later.
My initial fabric layout was based on trying to keep things in ROYGBIV color order, but the balance felt a little off. After relaxing that thought and spending time moving the blocks around on my design wall for the better part of last week, I finally settled on having the cooler tones in the upper left and the warmer tones in the lower right (more or less).
After selecting what went where, piecing the final 6 blocks went fairly easily. Attention to detail and making sure the shadow leaf and background fabrics where in the correct position took a bit of extra thought, but having sewn these blocks before really helped the process go smoothly.
I have to say I am really excited about how it is all coming together!
Linking up with Freefall Link up #4.