I got my blocks from Valerie in the mail this week and I sat right down with them to get started. I love the inspiration she chose because it is my favorite way to sew quilt blocks: improvisationally. In many casesI used the strips fresh out of the pack since they were already cut to widths that worked well for the blocks.
Here’s my first block. I actually changed it after I made my 2nd block, because it appeared too balanced/symmetrical to me. See the bees and the orange strip on the left? They used to be lined up with the orange strip on the bottom, and some other fabric was where the bees were. I like it better this way. I added a few solids (orange, green, and blue) to this one.
I had just enough to squeak out my second block, so I ended up cutting the brown strips into thinner pieces. I really like how this block turned out! Now, if I can just get myself to the post office to mail them back. That always seems to take me so much longer than it should, especially when I have “plenty of time”.
How are your blocks coming along?