I have realized that my quilting personality requires a plan when starting a new quilt project whether that is following a quilt pattern or designing my own layout. I am not able to just make a bunch of blocks and then decide on a layout later. As soon as I start making blocks my brain kicks in forming and rejecting a setting until it settles on a Plan A. Now Plan A can go sideways and end up as Plan C or D or maybe even K, but I start with Plan A.
That being said, I needed an idea for the String Diamond blocks. After thinking and looking at quilt patterns, I decided on the Kashmir pattern by Nancy Mahoney. Here is the link if you are interested in this free pattern: http://www.nancymahoney.com/files/Kashmir_quilt_pattern.pdf
Of course I had to make a slight adjustment to the alternate block to accomandate the LeMoyne stars, but that was not difficult.
And then there were six! This is looking good.
Here is my design wall on Monday morning. All the alternate blocks have been pieced and the triangle/HST for the remining LeMoyne stars are cut out. Now to get busy on the remaining string diamonds.
I wonder how many I can get made this coming weekend?