I was hoping to get a few more blocks knocked out this week, but the weather was so glorious that pretty much all daylight hours have been spent outside. I'm happy with the one (ahem) block that I did manage this week though (the other block was completed a few weeks back, but never got properly blogged).
Incidentally, I've been playing around with the idea of, each week, making a mosaic of other QAL members' versions of the blocks I've made. I find it fascinating how different fabric choices affect the look of a block. Is that something that people might find interesting? Or just a big fat waste of time? If anyone's interested I'll do a couple of catch up posts with mosaics of other versions of the blocks I've completed so far.
On to the block notes...
Block 12 - Broken Sugar Bowl
- The yellow is a fabric left over from my sunshine quilt, the grey is from the Sherbert Pips line by Moda.
- This block is a lot nicer in real life - that yellow is far paler and less acid. Not quite sure what happened with my photography there.
- I'm pretty pleased with this block - most of my points match, and I like having the white somwhere other than the background.
Block 13 - Buckwheat
- The darer grey is a random geometric Aztec type print, the mid grey is that Sherbert pips one again, and the lightest grey is a text fabric. Again, no selvege.
- I really wasn't struck by this block in the book, so I tried to alter the fabrics as uch as possible - I swapped the values around and made it monochromatic.
- It's still not my absolute favourite block in the world, but I like it a lot more than I was expecting.
- Oh, and I took extra care over my template and fabric cutting, and it really paid off - all the points match up pretty well.