It's been a crazy week, both with work and family stuff, so I didn't get quite as much sewing time as I would've liked, but this week's block was a cinch to put together, so I'm still right on track to get this sampler done right on time, thankfully! I even managed to get a snap of all the blocks together, which was no easy feat, given how hard my design wall is to photograph these days, but seeing all the blocks together sure does put a grin on my face! I've set them up on my design wall just the way all 29 blocks will be in the finished quilt, and it sure makes my heart happy to see this quilt truly starting to come to life!
The Echo Star block is a simple quarter-block based paper pieced block. Color choice can make a lot of different things happen in this block. My color choices bring more of an "X" shape out in the block in the echoes around the center star, but you can do a lot of different things here - think gradients with the deepest, most saturated color in the center, with lighter colors radiating around it, for example!
Have a fab week friends!
Monday, November 2, 2015