Don't you just hate it when life throws you curve balls? I received TWO in two days. I mentioned the other one in a previous post, but haven't gotten back to tell you of the second one yet. The second curve ball was with my second Scrap Addicts project.
Each Scrap Addict was assigned two blocks, and we can use them however we want, as long as the finished quilt is lap sized or larger. I decided to use brights, with black on white scrappy backgrounds and black accents. I think it will make a really cute toddler quilt. I liked the way that the first couple blocks turned out, so I dug out some bright scraps from my bin and starting to make blocks. There wasn't quite enough variety, so I cut into some fat quarters, too. And the leftovers from fat quarters get cut into strips to make more scraps! Bonus!
After playing with layouts for a few days, and not getting any sewing done, I realized that I really need to get going if I am going to finish my Scrap Addicts projects AND the raffle quilt on time. So I decided to stick to a simple straight setting with plain sashing and black cornerstones.
The curve ball arrived the next day. Since there are 12 Scrap Addicts and 6 blocks, there will obviously be duplicate assignments. One of the other Scrap Addicts posted pictures of the project she had made using the block. It was amazingly similar to what I had decided on. She used blues with black accents and plain sashing with black cornerstones. Hers was set on point, but still, I thought that mine was way too similar. DARN IT! Back to square one, at least for the setting <sigh>.
I emailed the editor, and she said that she thought it would be fine if the quilts were similar, but I felt compelled to come up with something different. Stay tuned, and you will see what I came up with. I'm very happy with it, and happy that it won't be similar at all to the other one!