I started this quilt with a round of white and gray fabrics, hoping to give the center alphabet blocks a bit more definition. After that, I went to work with another round pulled entirely from scraps. There were no rules. I grabbed what was handy and sewed it on, making for some very different sized blocks.
This top certainly stretched me. When I finally had a layout for the blocks, I didn't even know where to start. So I just started sewing blocks together, ironing seams, and laying things back out. It's certainly not as random as it could be, but there is only so much improv and randomness I can tolerate, at least at this point! I'm not loving the solid blue rectangle in the bottom left corner, but I think I'm going to stitch my son's name on there, and it will look intentional, right?
And of course, I have no idea how I want to quilt this. Would it be completely wrong to quilt it in a diagonal cross hatch print? I did decide on background fabric--a yummy red sketch flannel, on sale to boot! And I have one more log cabin block to add to the back. (If you count carefully, you'll see only 25 on the front, and they are alphabet blocks.)
This makes quilt top #3 that's waiting for quilting love. *Sigh.* There are worse problems to have, I suppose. Like those leaves in the top pic. Raking my yard each year is a never ending battle. I'm linking up with Quokka Quilts for TGIFF and Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday. See you there!