This is my current favorite ....
I just love the blast of light on the outside of this block with that strange yellow fabric! It was a last minute substitution because the fabric I was originally using didn't work as well as I'd hoped. My friends and I all agreed that this gorgeous plaid with all the same colors in it was the perfect fabric to frame the center....
I even fussy cut those darn stripes!!! But as I was stitching down the first couple pieces, I just knew something wasn't sitting well with me - it just didn't give me that thrill of being "right" that I expected. I put it up on the design wall and stepped back - and was totally underwhelmed. Yeh, it was okay, but it was BLAH! That's is always a deal breaker for me.
So I went back to the stash and just started pulling anything that might work...
To my total surprise, this icky yellow was the surprise winner - it just simply began to glow behind those fabrics! I suppose the moral of this story is, never feel that you are so far along in a project that you can't back up and make changes if it's not working for you!
Here is another block completed. I love the hot pop of these colors! I'm a little concerned with the lack of contrast, but it's staying as it is because I'm not unhappy enough to tear it apart and try to make changes :)
I have two more in process right now and then I'll have to go digging in the stash for more blocks - YUM!!!
Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching, while watching golf to see if Tiger can play his way into the Playoffs this year. NFL season starts soon, and I can't wait for Sundays with My Guy and lots of stitching and football - woohoo!!!!
Also linking up with Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts and Tuesday Linky Party @ Freemotion by the River
Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!!!
Hugs & Blessings!