I'm finally starting to catch up on my Sisters' Ten Block Of the Month blocks - May is up first and hopefully the June blocks will get done next week! May's block was Aunt Eliza's Star, which I really was looking forward to sewing before life left me running behind.
Of course the design would have finished up a lot quicker if I had just made it easy and made the hourglass portions of the star a single fabric like the pattern suggests. I tried laying it out that way, but it just didn't seem like it was living up to it's Salty potential.
I really liked how my Lady of the Lake blocks finished with all of the three colorways working together and decided to pull that idea into the hourglass points instead. I think that the extra fiddling and planning was worth it - I love how these came out!
Since the Lake blocks had a blue center, I switched up these to have the green seahorses fussy cut and center.
As I've gone on in this BOM, I'm starting to rethink my color scheme. My original intention was to make each of the 2 monthly blocks in a specific colorway - one mainly green block and one mainly aqua block with splashes of the coral thrown in for accents. But it seems like I'm drawn more to the completed blocks where I've done a fairly even mix of all three colors. I might continue on this way and hopefully my early blocks will blend together alright.
|Hey! I got photobombed by a dragonfly!|