|Block #2 - Peacock Feathers - is on the left|
I managed to get my second block for Arcadia Avenue finished today - woohoo!!! Do you notice that the center seam got greedy and gobbled up a few center points? UGH!!! And I was SO careful!!! Drat!!!
Yes, I should have waited until I had it fixed before showing the pictures, but I've been jealous of so many in blogland who show their beautiful quilts in the snow and just couldn't resist getting some pics earlier today before the light was gone and the snow melted! Snow has a bad habit of melting at warp speed in this neck of the woods :*)
But this block did turn out gorgeous, didn't it? I'm just loving these fabrics! I actually made a change mid-stream about my medium constant fabric. It shows up as the gray star. Originally I had planned to use a dark raspberry there.....
........ but as I was assembling the first few sections I realized that it was just too much like the colors in the wedges. So I decided to fall back on the neutral gray that Sassafras Lane used in so many of their blocks for the medium fabric. I think I like it much better because it gets it's message across very subtly, while allowing the wedge colors to shine :*)
Despite it's imperfections, I'm linking this block up with the Linky Party over at Sassafras Lane Designs.
This is not an easy paper-piece project, but it is totally the most fun I've had in quite a while! Added to Millefiore, which has been such a wonderful handwork challenge, I have to say I am very pleased with the new projects I chose for 2015! Tomorrow, I plan to work on something completely new!
Hugs & Blessings!