My LQS is in the 11th month of a BOM series called Emerald Isle. Each month there is a main block and an alternate block. I'm making all the main blocks on time each month.
I have all the kits for the alternate blocks, but I haven't made them yet. All of the blocks, main and alternate, have a 6" pieced center and three borders that form an Irish chain effect with light corners.
I have a plan for the alternate blocks. Instead of piecing the center 6" blocks, I'm going to use one fabric as a constant. The alternate blocks will still have the three frames around them, and I'll use the kits for those.
I have slightly more than a yard of this print in my stash and I love it. I'm pretty sure a yard will be enough.
Using the BOM kits yields 24 blocks. But I want a 30 block - 5 x 6 - layout to finish at 60" x 72". I'll need to make six extra blocks, three with pieced centers and three alternates. I have plenty of green and blue options in my stash for the extra pieced blocks and frames for them all.
So what do you think of my plan to make this my own by changing up the alternate blocks? Will the print I've chosen work?
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