So here are the blocks. I like the way they came out. I like the way the colors blend, but I have to admit I’m used to working with a lot more contrast. As one friend put it – they are definitely my colors. I think all quilters gravitate toward a certain palette. For me, I like working with the violet/yellow-orange/green triad. I love the way those colors play off each other.
As I make the initial blocks, I work out all of my pressing directions. I think pressing direction is an important tool for making sure that seams and points line up. Once these initial blocks are done, I complete the remaining blocks in assembly line fashion. For me this is more efficient and time effective (Henry Ford and I would have been great friends!) and I think leads to more consistency and better piecing accuracy. On my website I mention that in my former life, I was a production planner for several companies. This is where profession and hobby meet! I just can’t help it!
So I better get that assembly line moving!