And sometimes I make good fabric choices (see the block on the right) and sometimes I make baaaaad choices (block on the left).
PS I Quilt. This one is her Pinwheel Sampler and I really like how it ended up. I'm particularly fond of the grey and red Dutch Pinwheel.
I've decided to do what many in the flickr group did - I'm putting pinwheel posts in the sashing. I got these all trimmed up and the next step is going to be sewing them into pinwheels. Almost done, and I can't wait. This quilt is going to be great.
I've also been mucking about with my Strawberry Fields fabric. About a year ago, I'd taken my jelly roll and sewn the strips together.
They looked okay, but when I threw them together in a simple roman square layout for a baby quilt, I didn't like them. At all. So they got thrown in a bag. And at one point, I chopped some of them up smaller and sewed them together in a 2" finished square, 2x3 layout. I had plans for them, but I just wasn't feeling it so they all got thrown back in a bag.
So I sewed them together. And liked them. But I had a dilemma. I didn't have enough of the roman square blocks to actually make an entire quilt, but I didn't want to use just a few.
So, I played with it a bit. I'll be able to use all of the roman squares as well as the postage stamps I'd put together. I'll add some of the sashing fabric above and end up with a nice sized quilt, even if it isn't quite the normal colours I use.
This is a better example of what I normally end up with. I like colours. I like jewel tones. I like colour. I'm probably slightly insane, based on the looks I got while putting this together. But once together, the ladies at the retreat in October thought it looked pretty good. At least that's what they told me :D