I started working again on this during my vacation. and have almost all my black dot middle piece appliqued onto the lashes part of the GaGa eyes of the Gypsy Kisses blocks. At least all the blocks I have made so far.
This type of quilt is not easy for me and the applique dot piece had to be hand stitched into a "hole". When the side lashes are joined to the square blocks it leaves a hole in the center of the block and then appliqueing the piece into the seam allowance of the lashes is a little bit of a trick. But, I got the hang of it. Finally.
I love the combinations of fabric in my blocks.
Some kind of black and white dot fabric is in the center of all the pieces.
And some type of gray fabric makes up the end squares. I kept it really scrappy.
The bottom block above has 2 different pink strips of fabric for the lashes but I don't mind that since that would be typical for a real vintage quilt. When those quilt makers would run out of matching fabric they would just make a substitution. I like adding that quirk to my quilts sometime.
These fabrics all make me happy.
I don't know how big to make this quilt but I am pretty sure mine will be much smaller than the quilt in the book. The next step would be joining blocks together. That scares me! I hope there isn't another big time gap before you see these blocks on my blog again.