This is the 4 Corners Block from A Common Thread in Portland. I like it "ok," but I don't really like the fabric choice for the center 4 blocks. Did you notice that the two paisley prints are the SAME just one is red and one is blue?? I think it would have looked so much better if they would have had all 4 fabrics different or 2 red paisley and 2 blue paisley. I am willing to take this apart... wanna swap fabric squares, Mom? I would go for all paisley or all small print and you could do the opposite. Hmmm... Sounds like a good plan to me!!
This is the block from J & J Fabrics from Canyonville. It is called London Stars and when I first got the kit from them, I wasn't thinking that this was one that I liked. But, I like it a lot better "in person" than I do in a picture. It was a fun one to make, though!
Uh, well, Bud was home with me this evening while the girls went with dad to their cheer clinic and then a volleyball game. So, he did lots of little boy things like MightyMind and SuperMind, BrainPOP, Webkinz, legos, drawing and then I thought he was going to go read in his room, when he told me that he wanted to have a quilt block and he wanted to learn how the sewing machine works!! I later learned from Pops that my sewing machine is basically a power tool! Well, then... So, we gathered up some scraps and Bud chose what he would like his block to look like. Did you see that background choice?? Remember how I was telling you that I omitted a background from Block #3 and used some other scraps I had at home? He found the cast aside fabric square and CHOSE it for his background!! I almost couldn't believe it. But in the spirit of encouragement and free choice... I said, great! Now, what would you like to do with THAT fabric? So, there ya have it - an "Uncle Sam Hat" with an interesting background!! Glad he could find it beautiful - but I sure didn't like the look Pops gave me when he thought I pawned off the choice fabric to his son! Ah, well... I'll keep working and hopefully love some of the other fabric!