Another purple week for COLOR STUDIES! I really like Flying Geese blocks a lot and was really happy to see this lovely block by Sherri McConnell. I love the idea of just one arrow head being an accent color or a pop of lightness. I also like how 2 flying geese together can look like a V shape when you alternate the base and corner fabrics. You can play with different fabrics on your corners to emphasize the center fan blades or make more of a pinwheel. Thanks for this block Sherri! Check out her blog for the pattern and a fun giveaway this week (click the gray bar below).
Next week I'll show you what my print blocks look like spread out in their rows so far. As it has progressed to this point I have a better feel for what colors I need more of and it seems I am needing blocks in the medium to light value range.
I've done my block with warm and cool purple colors with one quadrant being about pink. Not light girly pink, but keep berry background and fuschia! The Sweet Pea & Lily prints have a sweet little pink branches and leaves print and I could use this for both the light pink arrow and the light purple arrows. I feel like the pinks give this an added energy.
The dark deep purple in the corners of the print block (lower left corner) is Moda Bella Solids Prune. This Prune color is so deep and rich! I love it! It is the same purple I used for the background on my original Showering Stars quilt.
This block looks great on point too!
This past weekend I also spent a little time trying to catch up on a couple other blocks. I was able to get my "Fractured Rainbow" blocks done.
Log cabin blocks are so nice to work on. Every time I do some I think I NEED to do more log cabins. I've chosen to work with light gray alternating with white/cream for a more striped look.
The seedlings are from Dandi Annie and the gray strips and graphic motif are from Sweet Pea & Lily. We brought back the lines from that line in Cottage Bleu, which will be shipping in April 2021. The white on white lines in this print block is from the Cottage Bleu version. The all-Thatched grays use Gray 85 on the front and back sides.
Make sure to visit Sherri's blog for her giveaway info and have a great time sewing this week!
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