Saturday, July 16, 2011

Two weeks

Making up for missing last week with family visits and a trip out of town, I have two of the bluest blocks I've made thus far to post today. They were also remarkably similar in construction.

Week 28 Next Door Neighbor
Even though the Friendship Star that this is based on has never been one of my favorites. I used a lower contrast between the two background light/medium blues on purpose. I guess in my mind both were backgrounds. I think about how I would quilt a block, and for this one, you need to treat the star points and the backgrounds differently - I will probably treat all those light blues with denser quilting than the star points.

Week 29, Railroad Crossing -

I was more interested in this block and had more fun choosing the fabrics. I paper pieced this one. Both blocks came out correctly sized.


Judy said...

I love the way you use your directional fabric. I have a fond attachment for this block as I moved to Manassas when I was 6yrs old and the history class was 'heavy' on the Battle of Bull Run. I believe I mention the battlefield in my RR "Virginia". I will be using special fabric for this block.

Dorry said...

Love your Railroad Crossing block! It is just gorgeous. I cut mine out this afternoon.