I am participating in the Around the Block Swap, which involves making patchwork blocks for a participant, from fabrics that they have sent to you. For the month of November Lara (Thornberry) requested a12.5 inch block, using the following fabrics in the color palette chocolate, orange and blue:
Lara also requested a block inspired by whirligigs, pinwheels and stars. After much careful consideration, and bearing in mind that some of the large scale prints could detract from the overall impact of the block, I chose just five of the fabrics to work with (three was the minimum).
This block is called Blackford's Beauty. It is not easy to piece, and even though I have previously practiced this block in a Block of the Month from Amitie, I still managed to mess up cutting the pieces to the correct size.
Lara, this block is on its way! Thank you for the challenge of the fabrics, the colors and the block. I hope you like it.