The first of each month you receive a PDF block pattern. Seriously, I have been looking forward to my 'first' for so long! Life can get in the way a little and throw you off track! I just completed my first months block! For the next, ahem, year...you get to see my progress! Contain yourself, please!
First off, I had a difficult time choosing the fabric. I knew that I wanted to use some hand dyed fabrics that my daughter gave me a couple years ago. They are gorgeous...and hard to pair with anything!
This is the 'feel' the 'vibe' I was going with. If you every are looking for color combinations, check out Seeds. Amazing! Or, Palette Builder is also a great source for color help.
And here is the fabric I needed to work with. Yes, needed! I have hand dyed fabric and stacks of fabric that I cannot bring myself to use because its so beautiful! I have been telling myself that it will be even more beautiful if I use it in something. Does anyone else do that? I'm sure I can't be the only one.
Aren't they pretty? You should see them in person...stunning! I still needed one more color and a back ground color. Without peeking any further, what would you suggest? Don't be afraid.
Here's what I went with! Call me crazy! You can't really see from the picture, but there is a blue tone throughout the fabric. That should explain the blue background fabric I choose.
Yesterday I set myself up to begin the Vice Versa BOM. My cutting mat, ruler, iPad (with the block PDF) and a big cup of tea! Perfect! I'm ready now!
|Gettin' down to the Nitty Gritty!|
These blocks included Half Square Triangles and I was pumped when I saw that. I get to use my Christmas gift ~ Bloc Loc! If you don't have a set...get one! They are pretty amazing!
|Squaring the HST blocks|
I am still on the fence about my color selection. I'm still on the fence about this one. One minute I'm leery and the next it looks fantastic...dang colors!
I must say the second block is pretty cool. Both were really fun to make and I do love making fun blocks.
|Side By Side|
I'm happy with the blocks. I'm thrilled that I am doing my first BOM. And, I cannot wait until February!