Block 61 – The Traveler

20160911_141424.jpgI love it when I see that Pat Sloan has a block coming up in the Splendid Sampler.  They are always visually appealing, several are patchwork or doable applique, don’t take days to complete and yet interesting.  I wanted to go for a darker overall block; I do wish I had used a slightly lighter color for the one section though; small blocks need lots of contrast to stick out.

As an individual block, it has the contrast I was looking for, but when I looked at it with 59 other blocks, the tan fabric doesn’t pop as much as I thought it would.

img_20160911_154043.jpgI have the 6″ Qube for Accuquilt and it was perfect for this block since it includes a finished 1.5″ square and 1.5″ x 3″ finished rectangle.  Sure, it wouldn’t take long to cut this out but I love it for the accuracy on these small blocks.

I haven’t lost any sleep over the fact that my pinned rows aren’t perfectly straight.  There are 60 of them up there though!  I still need to finish up the embroidery on # 61.  And I’m continuing to sew on the purple star quilt; I’m nearly done with the 5 blocks on the third row.

I went to open house at our son’s school this week and one of his teachers had in her bio that sewing is an interest of hers.  I knew I liked her for a reason!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. anudge says:

    Put a star in the center of that block and you have a Texas Lone Star. Lovely blocks all.

    1. I didn’t think about it that way – you’re right of course! Thank you!

  2. These blocks are looking great on your design wall. This is going to be a wonderful quilt 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s really starting to come together. I’m still thinking about what color to use in the sashing.

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