Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Getting Started

Sometimes getting started is the hard part.  Once you get going, there is a flow that carries you along, or at least that's what you hope for.

I am working on a tutorial this week for my Four-Lily block.  It's a different kind of W.I.P., but just as interesting and engrossing.

Four-Lily Block
The hard part was picking fabrics for my sample block.  You need a background fabric (that was no-brainer, Kona Snow) and two other fabrics, preferably with some contrast and variety against each other.  These were a few of the potential combinations that I pulled.

Decisions, decisions!  Some were obviously not right (too little contrast, too much of one color, etc.) In the end, since I'd already done this block for the quilt in pretty florals, I decided to go with something different.

I wasn't sure how the bold directional print of the Spintastic fabric would work in this block.  You can turn that over in your mind all you want, I mused, but there's only one sure way to find out—give it a try!

So I cut out and arranged the pieces on the cutting table.  Looks like it'll work just fine.

Part 1 of the block tutorial will be up this evening. In the meantime, you might want to start by looking over your stash or scraps (a FQ of each fabric will do).

I hope you will stop back and join me in making this fun block!

Linking to:

Fresh Poppy Design

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Oh wow! This block is awesome and those fabric choices are perfect! Can't wait for the tutorial.

Melanie said...

I would love to make this block!

Elizabeth said...

One word: Spintastic!

You have a fabulous stash. All I have is calicos, but lately I find myself gravitating towards more modern fabrics (weird as some of them are). Still, I'm a calico girl at heart, and until I become independently wealthy, I'm not going to turn over my whole stash all at once. I'll just have to keep my eye out for some good stuff and go slow and steady.

So, this is an interactive tutorial, is it? I'm not sure how I feel about that ;). The things is, if I dot a block, then I'm going to have to do a whole quilt, because what am I going to do with just one block? I mean, I'd planned on eventually making a whole quilt, but have about a zillion other things going on. I could just make a table topper. Maybe I will play along.

xo -E

Shay said...

That block pattern is fabulous as are the fabrics. Definitely coming back for a squizz at your tute (part 1 ) to see if I can overcome my fear of curves....

Anonymous said...

Love the fabrics you chose!