Here's how this post came to be...
It started out with these fabrics, chosen for my April's Light/Bright BLUE Scrap Buster Challenge block:
Once I found a second (appropriately sized) scrap - the Grunge Dot was for the "dividing line" - I noticed there wasn't enough contrast for my value placements. I'm going for light, dark, medium shading for my blocks:
Here's what it looks like when groups with the others made earlier this year:
Whoops! Seems that I missed making February's orange one. :o((
What's a quilter to do???
I decided to do something about that missing block, of course! No time like the present, right? That decision took me to my orange scrap bag, as the basket is currently filled with only tiny bits:
I think I see what must have kept me from making an orange Scrap Buster block back in February. Contrast! Or lack thereof:
... I went with it, anyway. And that's where the trouble began:
I think this block truly hates me:
One little 6.5" block shouldn't be this much of a challenge to make:
Here is my up-to-date collection of blocks in an "X" setting:
I really wonder about my methodology, at times. The other three blocks weren't even IN the studio! (I know, because I looked.)
Would you believe that I found them in the living room?
They were on my makeshift "landing zone", apparently waiting to be packed up for the last Sew Day (which didn't happen thanks to the social distancing protocol.) As with things such as that, the blocks for January, March and April got buried under the stack of HSTs for my niece's wedding quilt which were trimmed downstairs in order to get a break from being up in the studio for half the day. Sigh.
Am I the ONLY quilter who does stuff like this?
Oh well, bring on Saturday's Rainbow Scrap Challenge LINK party. I plan to share my blocks in an "O" configuration:
Even with all the concentration these blocks seem to require of me, I will continue to make them. I might even pick up the pace. Or NOT (as that would only mean more work for my seam ripper.)
Until next time...