I have been following along with The Splendid Sampler quilt along. I’m not making every block as I have too many projects going on. However, every now and then a pattern has struck me and I’ve just HAD to make it. This happened recently and it was great timing as it was an embroidered block and I was looking for something to do while waiting for my car to be serviced. I love projects that are portable.
I found some blue variegated thread in my container and was thrilled. Not only do I love blue, but I have SOOOOO much blue fabric. I started pulling out of the bins and laying them out. I take pictures with my phone so I can step back and get a better read.
At first I tried to use some fabrics that came together in a pack and moved them about a bit.
But I wasn’t happy, so I tried a new arrangement.
I got closer with that arrangement. I really like the center fabric, it is a very pale blue, but I didn’t like all the other blues around it.
So, I figured I would use some color theory and asked myself what the complementary color of blue is. Answer is orange!
No way, orange with blue?! There was no way I was going to like it, but I went to my orange fabrics and pulled some out.
Oh my goodness, I think I was falling in love. But to be sure, I cut all the pieces out and laid out the block.
Yes, this is definitely a winner!
The finished block is 6 inches. Not sure what my plans for it is yet, right now I just enjoy looking at it.