March 13, 2013

::Block 1::

Behold my pride and joy.  I'm smiling today.  Block 1 for Amy's Virtual Quilting Bee is done!  I was able to piece it without too many mistakes and am a little amazed that I was so accurate with all those points.



Choosing fabrics that go well together is hard and takes practice.  It's so much easier to start with a collection from a fabric designer~ and I've done that plenty~ but I wanted to take a risk and pull fabrics on my own.


The seam ripper is also my friend.  I sooo want to just leave a mistake if it's not too bad, but I always feel better when I rip it out and redo it.  I ripped out one of these seems 5 times.  It was worth it.




I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  I love the colors, the variety of scales and the placement of them. In looking at blocks that other quilters made, I was pretty sure I wanted the main square and points to be the focus with the background more muted and the corners to pop a bit.





What do you think?  Do you like?

Virtual Quilting Bee


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2 comments:

quasiquilter said...

Congrats on Block 1 - love it! I'm doing the VQB as well for my first quilt along. Love your fabrics and good luck!

Jenni
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Three Sisterz said...

Thanks Jenni! Looking forward to seeing your progress!


Courtenay