with this blue leopard fabric?
You are probably thinking that nobody in their right mind would put these fabrics together, aren't you?
While playing around this morning, I decided to make a test block with the paisley fabric.
Although I really like the paisley fabric, I think the block falls a bit flat. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, but I just think it needs a little zip, a bit of zest, ....
The block needs some bling!
Now, that's more like what I had in mind, although the center leaves a bit to be desired. That stripe was not a good choice.I should have taken more time to make sure my seam did not cut across to make it look crooked.
I thought the fabric combo had promise, so I continued on with a different center and different star points.
Here are the two blocks together.
I a liking it. I can see me making a whole bunch of different stars in this color combo. I think it would make a good "man" quilt.
Geez, I had planned to clean up my ironing board this morning. It's full of the fabric scraps I've been working on all week. I need to use it to iron clothes (what a concept!).
Until I took a break to make this blog post, I was working on sorting my little scraps into piles of the same fabric so I can more easily find what I need.
Isn't it amazing how many pieces of fabric a shoe box will hold? LOL. I must get back to work.
3:00 p.m. update:
I went to Walmart and right after the above post. While there I saw a plastic rolling cart with drawers. I decided to buy it and put my scraps in the drawers.
It works great. I used see thru platic bags to hold the different fabrics.
After about an hour of sorting, I had it filled. I think I will get one more later this week.
It does feel good to have a little bit of organization in this room. Now I have to go iron the clothes that inspired the whole project.