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?