I'm using grays and blues, mainly in the turquoise and aqua families, for this quilt. I had a lot of fun putting these first six blocks together, and am looking forward to the next six! I did take a major shortcut on one of them, mainly because I'm putting together more than enough tiny HSTs for the FWQAL, but other than that, I've done the blocks as written...
Block #1 - Star of Virginia
This block was a lot of fun to put together - the other sawtooth stars like this that I've put together have been a good bit smaller, so this was a fun one. Fabrics include two prints from Jenean Morrison's Silent Cinema line and the blue print comes from the Victoria & Albert collection.
Block #2 - Greek Cross
I absolutely heart this block. Might be one of my new personal favorite blocks. Ridiculously easy to piece, yet so effective in design. I've used two Konas here, Coal and Peacock, as well as four fun aqua prints, from Modern Workshop, Hullabaloo, Sanctuary, and Pick a Bunch.
Block #3 - Mosaic
This block was a cool way of putting HSTs together in a way I hadn't thought of before. I used Kona Lagoon, along with some prints from Silent Cinema, Modern Workshop, Pick a Bunch, and Sanctuary.
Block #4 - Flower Garden Path adapated much like Rachel's
The idea of putting together a boatload of teeny-tiny HSTs just didn't sound like fun when I cut this block out, so I used some scraps from the previous blocks to make this one work. Then, when I started catching up on my blog reading today, I realized Rachel and I did almost the same thing - you can check her blog for directions on how to adapt this block, if you're interested.
Block #5 - Star
It's possible that this block is my favorite so far, though I really love them all. I haven't paper pieced much since my Circle of Geese block for Brooke a while back, and I was pleased to find that I wasn't too rusty. Even if I were, Faith's instructions are impeccable and super straight-forward. I highly recommend them!
Block #6 - Arkansas Traveler
I really like this block. I wish I'd used a different fabric for the background fabric on this one, just for a bit more contrast, but all in all, I'm real happy with this block. The paper piecing here was easy to follow, and produced a super impressive looking block!
I'm a bit hard pressed to pick a favorite so far, but the munchkin is super excited about this quilt and has a favorite - the Star block. The real reason he's excited is because I'm making it for someone who the munchkin absolutely adores. He can't wait to see it finished, and wanted his picture taken with the blocks so far, so I thought I'd share the cuteness. Happy sewing this weekend!