Well, I'm not exactly keeping up this this little block-along like I intended. I decided to give the Riviera and Dakota Star blocks from week 4 a go yesterday while the mini destroyers were at preschool. I struggled a bit getting my points in the center to meet on both of these, but finally decided it was good enough for me and finished for the day. Now I need to work my way back and do the blocks from week 2 & 3, although the group is already on week 5. I'm hopelessly behind. As I am constantly telling my kids, "It's not a race," despite the fact that they feel the need to race at everything from getting dressed to eating to being the first one in the door.
A reader asked this morning what fabric I'm using for my background. I'm using Yarn Dyed Essex in Flax by Robert Kaufman. It has become my absolute favorite background fabric. The lighting in these photos looks a bit off, but the color is most true in the Riviera block photo above.