One of the great lessons I've learned in this brief amount of time (it started the beginning of January) is the difference color, hue, tone and saturation have on the outcome of a block. Take for example the block I constructed the second week, the Day Into Night block.
This is what it looks like with more blocks around it:
To calm my muddled brain, I searched through my stash to find a nice white fabric with a background print (doesn't show up in the photo though), and I remade the block. And I'm so glad I did!
Here are the two blocks, side by side. Don't you think the pink and white block look better than the pink and floral block?
Yes, I was much happier with the pink and white block. And as an added benefit, I have an orphan block for my Orphanage Collection that I am starting!
The fourth block is the Cobblestone block, and I used a yellow solid with a colorful print.
I'm liking the way these blocks are coming together, and can't wait for Pat to issue the next block. Great fun for a winter's day.
And speaking of winter, I thought I'd add a photo of our mailbox.
Ordinarily, when I go to retrieve the mail and newspaper, the box sits chest-high to me. Now, with all the snow we've had, and even though the road is plowed out, I have to reach down to get the mail. Ah, this winter in Idaho is one for the record books! We've had four feet of snow that isn't going anywhere, and another 12-18 inches expected this week. After shoveling and plowing, what a great time for quilting!!!
Quilting with a smile,
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