My Beach Quilt is coming along swimmingly :D
A little each day and before you know it.....
......you have these 2-4 patch units and a simple half square triangles ( hst) made into .......
this 12" block or.....
this 12" block.
Can you see the difference between the two?
It's really important because you cannot achieve the over all pattern with out these two different block styles. The directions only show you the one on top...and no matter how long you look at it, or spin it around and look at it again you still need both styles.
At this stage though its fairly disappointing and I ask myself, did I get my values correct?
There is really no way of knowing without pushing ahead and hoping for the best, so push ahead I did.
Starting to feel a little more confident 10 blocks into the pattern, but still hesitating.
Who knew I was so cautious?
I am now a little over half way through the 30 blocks I need to make my queen size quilt.
These blocks are not sewn to each other yet, but just stuck to my design wall(aka flannel taped to a spare wall in the studio) slightly overlapping each other to kind of mimic the seam allowance take up, but you get the idea. I won't sew them together until all 30 blocks are made.
The best part of quilting is seeing the pattern emerge with each new block. I suppose its the same satisfaction you get from putting together a puzzle.
Quilting teaches you sewing accuracy and a lot about color.
For instance the importance of learning to see value - aka. the lightness to darkness ratio. The psychology of color - what soothes, what excites? It allows me to play with color combinations I might not think of using in clothing, which encourages me to use new color combinations in my personal wardrobe as well as my clients. For instance today I wore my yellow silk madman dress with a tan belt, light blue shoes and an aqua jacket! I loved it!
Seeing it here, helped me find it in my closet.
Now that's a win win in my book!
What new colors are you wearing this season?
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