Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lights and Darks - Building Blocks Tuesday

Here are the last two Lazy Bum Flying Geese blocks for Gi.

Gi's Star

She wanted light colored stars with dark backgrounds.

Gi's Star 2

Sometimes I have trouble performing such instructions.  I get a little too caught up in the value of the fabrics.  For example, I don't think the yellow above is very light.  It is actually a very medium valued yellow.  I have very few truly "light" colored fabrics, a handful of pale pinks and a couple of lavenders; but very few light blues, greens, etc.  I need to get better about the way I shop for stash builders.

I tend to look at my stash and think "what color am I particularly low on".  For example at the moment, I have limited yellows, oranges and browns.  Luckily, these aren't colors I use often, but there have been a few times when bee mates have asked for things and I don't have them.  Perhaps I should start reminding myself that I need more lights and darks in general too.

Anyhow, I hope that these contrasting stars are enough light and dark for Gi.

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

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  1. I've been making sweet 16 blocks alternating lights and darks, and some fabrics have been used as lights AND as darks! I think yours are fine!!!!

  2. Love your blocks! I have been working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery.

  3. Both your blocks are great, but the top is my favorite. The blue and orange really compliment each other!

  4. liking these blocks, have a book I draw blocks in and will do this one now and then when a spare moment make one and put it in my sample block box, did 9 the other day so ne day I will make a quilt using the blocks

  5. Love these blocks and they are mine!!! I did not realize you were worried about the yellow. It is perfect. As long as the star read as light against the background this quilt will work. I would love to get some of the blueprint fabric. Do you have a selvage with the name on it? Really enjoy reading your Blog!


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