This month's Craftsy block was the most difficult block I've ever done. I had to watch the video twice - in some sections three times. I've learned a lot about piecing and I don't think I would like to make an entire quilt of this block. In fact, some of these blocks make me really lean to the side of modern quilt construction where wonky is OK. But, I'm happy with the result. I think it's sort of funny that the points line up better here than in my simplier pinwheel blocks from last week. As some of you suggessted, I relied more on my pinning and was much more careful with pin placement and leaving them in as long as possible. It really did seem to make a difference. I think this is my favorite block of the bunch:
- Even though I used the same colors and fabrics, the blocks don't all "read" the same. Some are much busier than others. And overall, at this point it looks a bit disjointed.
- I like the calmness of this month's block and it's probably significant that there are only three fabrics used.
- The husband isn't keen on this color combo. I know it's a bit unconventional, but I sort of like it.
- I might not make this into one large quilt, again because it doesn't seem unified. Perhaps a smaller quilt using my favorite blocks and then some other items out of the remaining blocks.
- Lesson learned: a good composition is more than just colors that go together and even more than just color value. Some prints are more "serious" than others and some play better with others.