Thanks Cyn. That's very high praise for this total greenhorn! Going to get hooked? OMG! We're waaaaay past that already! I find myself often thinking..... so many beautiful fabrics, so little time! And yes, it's horribly addictive, ain't it?!? Now I'm wishing I had Kathy's stash of fabric choices.
Speaking of......Kathy, would you post those pictures of your fabric hoard, ummm, I mean, your library, again please? I'd like to drool all over it! OMG! What I wouldn't give for a stash like that!!!
Yes Karen, that block was a bit of an oops. The ooops being that I squared it up without thinking about the border I had wanted to add around each larger block. My bad. It pays to read all of the instructions in the chapter before one proceeds!
Anyhow, I went ahead and created several more blocks since, and when I laid them all out together, I decided that, rather than break up each larger block with a sash strip around them, I am liking the look of them all joined together, uninterrupted, instead.
So, the blue, as well as a to-die-for gold/orange/yellow fabric that I recently found at my local store, will go around the outside of the main body. It's going to be a quilt for the twin sized bed in the small guest room.
Once I prove to myself that I can really do this, then I'll contemplate my next quilt. I already know that I want it to include purples, reds, yellows, blues and greens. But dang! It can be hard to find just the right combinations, ya know! Thanks for that link to the "Thousands of Bolts" website, Cyn! As if I didn't already have way too many such places to visit and drool myself silly! Oooh! But their prices are great! Aren't they?!?
Laura, you'd be surprised at just how affordable tile is to do. Especially if you and Bryan can do all of the work yourselves. I'd hate to think what that bathroom would have cost us if we'd had to pay someone else to do it. But, as it was, it was just the cost of the materials and our time. And it's relatively easy to do. Though I would highly recommend the purchase of a wet tile saw. Don't bother renting one! You can buy a reasonably good new one for under $100 at Home Depot, Lowe's or any other home improvement store.
The one thing they never tell ya, is just how long it's going to take you to do a job like this! Granted that, I myself am slower than molasses in January, it does take more than just a weekend, even if you do have all of your materials together before you start.
Whenever you and Bryan should decide to undertake such an adventure, let me know. I'd be happy to put together a "Tile for Dummies" guide for ya! Learn from MY mistakes! For they were many!! And believe me....there are short cuts...and then there is cutting corners...and as Daddy always said: "Don't cut so many corners that you end up going in circles!" Oh the advice I could give these days! LOL!
Anyhow.....enough rambling out of me! Time to go put babies to bed and collect eggs. Did I mention that my 16 laying girls are averaging well over a dozen a day now!?! Love those ladies of mine!