When I was creating the fabric for this star, I didn't take into consideration that there was white in the colored collage pieces. It made the pattern look funny upon completion. I thought that I would have a little fun with this learning experience, so I broke out the fabric paints and turned those pieces yellow and green... Just practicing here! ;) It really bumped up the color and made me wish that there were more places to put green. The boost of color gave it a kaleidoscope effect that I really like and makes the block look a lot more interesting.
My second and more subdued block was #16 Minnesota. I threw in a few calico prints that I had thrifted recently. And please do not think that I am color blind and partially crazy (maybe just a little!), these blocks are most definitely not going into a quilt together. I have thrown color caution out the window for a whole quilt and have decided to concentrate on individual blocks and my skills. Did I hear you all let out a sigh of relief?? LOL
So back to the block, the challenge on this one was to paper piece the center and middle strips. Paper piecing is a blast! I really do like freedom of creating a shape and constructing a precise shape from the lines. The images could be limitless, the details endless, and hardly any math involved--Yay!! ... Can you hear the gears in my head just spinning? ;)
I believe that there are only three blocks left to complete to be caught up in the challenge -- one more will added Friday. Two more weeks to get caught up with the group!! :)