I really do love these sampler blocks. I'm just debating on what to do next. I could keep the blocks I have and start mixing in solids in future blocks to try to tone down the busy-ness. I could also change things up and just start making scrappy blocks and put the Bliss blocks away. I want to love this quilt, and currently I'm on the fence about it. It's just so different from my usual style.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Not really feeling the Farmer love
I pieced 11 of the first 12 blocks last night. I skipped the basket because I don't like baskets. Piecing these together really isn't too bad, but cutting them out is another story. Sadly, I'm not in love. I am really happy with how the blocks came out. I think I did a pretty good job constructing them, but my fabric choices on the other hand were not so hot. I tried using all the Bliss fabrics, but many of the fabrics are quite busy. I knew it could be problematic, but kept cutting. I cut out all 11 blocks before piecing a single one. Once I started piecing the blocks I realized it just feels like there is too much competition among the prints. The block patterns are not standing out as well as I'd like.