Since my decision last week to make a 6.5" square quilt-as-you-go block each day for the month of July, I've been doing exactly that. Here are my first six blocks.
Top row, from left to right: 1 July - Passport photo (imaginary self), 2 July - Hello winter, 3 July - Hand printed fabric and thoughts for a friend who had a sad day.
Bottom row, from left to right: 4 July - Dinner with friends (we talked a lot), 5 July - Scaled down star (and liberty just because), 6 July - Hourglass block for a busy day.
For a tutorial on how to make the speech bubble block, see this post. The star block is a scaled down version of this block.
So far I'm not finding it too tricky to get the blocks done (although I have annoyed my sister by sewing loudly at 11pm at least once...). I'm enjoying formulating a loose plan for what I'm going to make during the day, and then each block takes about 15 to 20 minutes to put together.
A few people asked me where I was going to take inspiration and colours for my blocks from. I'm happy to share my ideas but they are just that - ideas. This is a rule-less challenge and I feel really strongly that people should do what feels right for them. My blocks are being inspired by what I've done, felt or thought about each day. I didn't start out with a colour scheme but I did always plan to include bits of black and white throughout the quilt to add a little bit of cohesion. I am deciding what block to make on the day I make it - there is very little forward planning involved for me. I know some people are using this challenge as an opportunity to make progress with a particular quilt they're working on, and following a pattern is totally fine too!
Anyway, here is a linky in case other people who are doing the block a day challenge want to link up. I'll post my previous week's worth of blocks, and the linky, each Monday for the rest of July.
An InLinkz Link-up