What amazed me is how different all our tastes were! As we finished the first of the three blocks the pattern makes out of a strip set of 3 fabrics, Polly displayed them on the board for everyone to see:
It was a day of experimentation for me. I used some fabric that all my quilt buddies universally agreed isn't "me." In fact, I'd submitted several class options for consideration of the Jabez Quilt Conference (coming up in January 2011, check http://ces.ca.uky.edu/rockcastle/ for updated information in the coming months), and the director of the program called me up and asked me if all my quilts were brown!!! (Well, in my defense, brown IS the new black, right!?!)
I tend to favor a darker, muted color palette! Give me civil war repros and Thimbleberries and Kansas Troubles! So using the Folklorique line from In the Beginning fabrics, was a REAL departure for me.
I'm thinking the blocks turned out pretty well! In addition to the two blocks pictured, there were also about 12 nine-patch blocks -- all these from 36--2 1/2" strips! The Folklorique line also had a fabulous folk-art border print that I may use between rows....I'm still deliberating and experimenting on the design wall.
|Whoa! COLOR! The brights sang to me! :-)|