This week’s blocks were a two-by-three and a snowball variation. Both were much more challenging than the previous two weeks and took more than one try to stitch together.
I’m not great at making sure my 1/4-inch seam is the scant1/4-inch it is supposed to be. Because of that, I have a lot of trouble lining up the blocks and I end up having to trim down the sides to make things match up.
Here’s what I started with:
And how they turned out!
I must admit that I wish I was more thrilled with the solid red. It is from the J. Caroline Creative going-out-of-fabric sale and doesn’t really match with the other colors in the Mary Engelbreit prints.
I also feel like there isn’t enough contrast in the two-by-three, which is a function of what I chose for the previous blocks. It’s possible that what I should have done at the very beginning was look at the schematic to determine what colors would look best in the two-by-three, and then work backwards when I chose the fabrics for the first couple of blocks (much like those in the know with the MHK program start with Swatch 3 to get the right needle size for the seed stitch swatch ad then move backwards to the garter and stockinette swatches). Still, I think this is going to make a really adorable quilt and I am looking forward to the challenge of next week’s blocks!
P.S. Here’s how they look all together!