Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Block-a-Palooza, Block #6

Block-a-palooza block 6 auditions

Fabric auditions for block #6 from Monica over at The Happy Zombie, called You Are Here. The block design was inspired by those maps in the mall that tell you where you are and where you want to go. This was, for me, the most challenging block of the series so far. But it is block 6, so we kind of ramped up to it.

I am trying to introduce a little blue and keep the pink and gold present. I have no idea what it will look like with all 16 blocks but I just know that Block 2 is going to standout with so much gold and so little variation in . But you know what? I'm not going to re-do it! I'm just going to roll with it - it's my first quilt-along and there are lessons around every corner.

Block-a-palooza #6 - You are here

The main problem here was determining where to press my seams. There are a few intersections where there is a ton of fabric coming together, so it's a bit lumpy and the quilting process might be challenging. Some of my seams are to the side and some are open. I'm pretty happy with it. I didn't cut off too many points and though my center block is not matched up to the points on the sides, I'm ok with it. I think the fussy-cut distracts from that (except of course that I just pointed it out :)).

Anyhoo, beautiful block design. A whole quilt of this block would be lovely. Not sure I'm up for that yet. When I'm working one block at a time it doesn't seem so hard but envisioning a whole quilt...

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hi Taya,
Just noticed that you won the Moda Bakeshop Grand Prize and on a whim clicked on your name where you had commented - found your blog and looked around. I am also doing the Blockapalloza - your block 6 looks great - I can't help but love almost everything Happy Zombie does. Congratulations on winning!