Days 26, 27 and 28 of Kathryn Kerr’s 365 Challenge: A block a day for every day in 2018. For all of January, so far, the blocks will finish at 3 inches square – that is tiny. See the nickel in the center square in the picture as a frame of reference. The blocks are fun to make; it would be tedious to make lots of these blocks, but just making one a day is an interesting challenge that can be accomplished is no time at all. Participating in this challenge is an excellent example of what can be accomplished one small bite at a time.
So far the blocks are all to read “dark.” The dark blocks will be separated from the eventual “light” blocks to form separate sections of the ultimate quilt – secondary patterns. Since I could not tolerate the idea of this intricate piecing getting lost in fabrics that are too near each other in value, I’m using complimentary colors and moving around the color wheel to an adjacent color family (24 total color families in my system) every 6 or 7 blocks. I hope the end result will be scrappy and yet hold together. It is a bit hard to imagine with a quilt made of of 365 little blocks. I am loving the way my little blocks play together so far. Perhaps I’ll post a picture of all of them at the end of the month.